Nevada City, Calif., August 2, 2021—Beginning July 30, 2021, a Wildfire Prevention Education Team will begin assisting the Tahoe National Forest with wildfire prevention awareness activities.
The extreme drought conditions in northern California have resulted in unseasonably dry conditions and an increase in fire activity earlier than usual this year. The Tahoe National Forest issued fire restrictions for the forest effective June 28, 2021, through November 1, 2021.
The team, comprised of 7 people from the Florida Forest Service, will be working from the Forest Supervisor’s office in Nevada City, Ca. for the next two weeks. The Fire Prevention Education Team will be working closely with the Tahoe National Forest, in coordination with cooperators, to develop and deliver fire prevention messages and materials in areas of high concern.
The team’s primary duties are to raise public awareness of the safety and health issues related to human-caused wildfires such as arson, campfires and equipment usage. The team will be developing messages, displays, handouts and other information that can be distributed by agency personnel and other groups.