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Wildfire Awareness Film Festival at Explore Tahoe May 29-June 1, 2012

Posted on April 29, 2012
Filed Under South Tahoe Events

We must be aware and prepared for wildfires. Remove flammable plants or debris such as wood piles, wood mulches, dead plants and pine needles 5 feet around your home; create a lean, clean and green zone 5 to 30 feet beyond that; and make a wild land fuel reduction zone beyond 30 feet.

Next, join Smokey Bear at Explore Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe and watch the free films during Wildfire Awareness Week, May 29 through June 1, 2012.

Film topics include forest management and the environment, Smokey Bear and practical tips to prepare your property to withstand fires.

May 29 – 2pm to 3pm: “The Greatest Good” A US Forest Service Centennial Film featuring Smokey Bear

From the timbered shores of the Pacific Northwest to the marble halls of Washington DC, the choices about how we use our rich natural heritage are filled with controversy. Whether it is the protection of endangered species or meeting the needs of a growing public, the fate of public lands is constantly challenged by the constraints of democracy. Visionary foresters Gifford Pinchot and Aldo Leopold shaped the debate over land stewardship for a hundred years. Their journey from the “wise use” of resources to the idea of a “land ethic” has defined the evolution of the Forest Service and the management of National Forests and Grasslands.

May 30, 2pm to 2:30pm: “Forests with a Future
– A USFS film about protecting old growth trees, wildlife and communities in the Sierra Nevada.

May 31, 2pm to 2:30pm : “Living with Fire in the Lake Tahoe Basin” by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension – A practical guide to preparing your property to withstand fire.

June 1, 2pm to 2:30pm – “Be Ember Prepared”

Nevada Division of Forestry in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service During a wildfire, thousands of embers can rain down on your home. This is a common reason why homes are destroyed during a wildfire. Will your home survive when the embers arrive?

Explore Tahoe – An Urban Trailhead
4114 Lake Tahoe Blvd in the Heavenly Village in South Shore
(530) 542-4637

Public transportation is highly encouraged. For route info and times, please click here or call (530) 541-7149 for more information about this South Lake Tahoe event.

Explore Tahoe – An Urban Trailhead


Explore Tahoe – An Urban Trailhead is a Visitor Center featuring informal presentations and interactive exhibits about the geology, wildlife, and cultural heritage of Lake Tahoe, as well as outdoor recreational and cultural activities available in South Lake Tahoe.  Located in the transportation hub at the Heavenly Village, Explore Tahoe staff can help plan excursions throughout south shore utilizing mass transit to help reduce emissions and protect Lake Tahoe’s natural resources.

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