Forest Futures provides TTCF with the opportunity to learn more about the intersection of climate action and the other areas that we focus on in our region. For example, how our forest health, wildfire prevention, workforce housing, and mental health are all intertwined.
We know the effects of climate change disproportionately affect underserved communities who are least able to prepare for the impacts, such as the ways wildfires are exacerbating the housing crisis. When our region has climate impacts related to fire, smoke and excessive snow, our workforce faces financial challenges that create stress for community members.
This is where TTCF’s comprehensive community approach and relationships are most powerful. By navigating to our trusted nonprofit network, we can target our funding efforts in a way that can best serve the Tahoe Truckee community.
The Truckee North Tahoe Forest Management Program (TNTFMP) is a CAL FIRE funded grant program of TTCF that targets private landowners who need financial support for forestry work. The first application cycle launched on March 9 and remained open through April 14. A community workshop was hosted to educate attendees about the the application process. TTCF staff, board, and TNTFMP Steering Committee members have contributed to launching this pilot program and look forward to making first-round grant awards in the coming quarter.