Today we’re reaching out to send kudos to California residents and several environmentally focused agencies that are a short scenic drive from our architectural design firm in Incline Village. What you will read through our News Section today will explain why we are dedicating this article to those who continue to watch over and care about the magnificent High Sierra in which we live.
And we’re proud to share this information as it takes time, talent, and tenacity to continue to protect and preserve the environmentally sensitive region that demands tight controls for all the right reasons.
We encourage you to take the time to read a few articles that we’re sharing with you from our favorite local publication MOONSHINE INK.
Californian’s Rank Environment at Top Issue in the State
During a recent media poll by Energy Upgrade California, (EUC) they surveyed a cross-section of California residents about their interests and concerns about the environment, water conservation, clean energy use, and other similar topics. When all was said and done, the poll found residents across the state ranked environmental issues higher than other social issues.
Here’s are some highlights from their survey that was posted in MOONSHINE INK that we thought will be of interest to you:
- 80 percent of residents in California are familiar with the state’s commitment to increase the use of clean energy across the state.
- 81 percent of residents support the shift California has made toward increasing the percentage of energy drawn from renewable sources.
- 72 percent of California residents report feeling a responsibility or social/civic obligation to engage in the environmental movement by managing their electricity use.
- 62 percent of California residents say that they try to switch their energy use to clean energy practices when they can.
With the wildfire season around the corner, all eyes are on the health and wellness of our forests throughout the Truckee and Lake Tahoe region. Thanks to the individuals at Truckee Donner Land Trust, our forests’ health has a better chance at surviving threats of wildfire this summer, and in years to come.
Here’s our shout our to the Truckee Donner Land Trust that recently donated a total of $783,760 in funding for critical forestry on its properties; $364,510 was provided to work on the forests in and around Royal Gorge and $419,250 was allocated to the region that surrounds the popular Webber Lake recreation area.
According to the article, both projects will run from 2019 to 2021. This work builds on numerous other forest health projects completed across land trust properties in the past. These grants are among a total of $26 million awarded by Sierra Nevada Conservancy across the Sierra for wildfire, forest health, and watershed restoration.
There was another interesting article in MOONSHINE INK about the proposed “Ladybug Project.” During a joint meeting with the Truckee River Watershed Council and U.S. Forest Service, they announced that the project would treat up to 3,000 acres east of Stampeded Reservoir with forest thinning and biomass removal, mastication, and prescribed burning. All of which is being implemented to increase wildfire resilience, the project will emphasize fuels reduction, retain old growth and towering trees, and improve overall forest health.
As the snow slowly melts from the peaks and ridges of the High Sierra, we’ll be focusing on some essential topics on what you can do to help protect your home from fires this summer. Watch our next News post later this month where we’ll share some top tips on architectural home designs for fire-prone environments.
If you’d like to know more about these programs, and our home design concepts in Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and the Carson Valley, never hesitate to give us a call.
James P. Borelli
Lake Tahoe / Truckee