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California Tahoe Conservancy Grants $305,000 to the Washoe Tribe for Tahoe Resilience

California Tahoe Conservancy
December 13, 2022

The California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy) has awarded a $305,000 grant to the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California for work in the Lake Tahoe Basin (Basin) to improve forest and watershed health and reduce wildfire risk. The grant helps increase the Tribe’s capacity to participate in forest, watershed, and wildfire resilience projects at Tahoe, as well as to advance the use of cultural prescribed burning and to cultivate culturally significant native plants.

“The Washoe Tribe have called the Lake Tahoe region home for thousands of years, and bring a unique and critically important perspective to the Conservancy and other Lake Tahoe agencies and organizations,” said Conservancy Board Chair and El Dorado County Supervisor Sue Novasel. “Ensuring the Tribe has greater resources to participate in forest and watershed planning will improve projects to restore the Basin’s natural resources and protect communities from wildfire.”

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