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Reno, NV (February 2, 2022) – The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District was awarded a grant from the United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management in the amount of $786,435 for wildland fuels reduction programs. The grant funds come through the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act (SNPLMA). The funds will be used to treat hazardous wildland fuels on Sky Tavern and areas along Mt. Rose Highway.
“We appreciate the continued support of Senator Cortez-Masto, Senator Rosen, and Congressman Amodei for helping us attain this valuable funding which will go a long way to reduce the fire threat along the Mount Rose Highway,” said TMFPD Fire Chief Charles Moore. “Fuel mitigation programs are a critical need to keep our communities safe from wildfires.”
Sky Tavern reached out to TMFPD for help in reducing the threat of wildfires. The agency has a fuel management program consisting of 20 personnel and resources to address concerns. The project is planned to commence as early as August 2022.