Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

Lake Tahoe Summit - Remarks

August 25, 2020

It was great to be a part of the 24th annual Lake Tahoe Summit held on August 25th, 2020. A resilient Tahoe requires resilient forests – and resilient forests require active scientific management.

Four years ago, a bi-partisan effort achieved an important milestone toward that goal. We got a categorical exclusion from the National Environmental Policy act that streamlines forest management projects here in the Basin for fuel reduction.

Thank you to all of the Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Chiefs, the U.S. Forest Service Basin Management Unit, CAL FIRE, and the Tahoe Fuels and Fire Partnership who work closely as a team to protect Lake Tahoe. In the ongoing effort to “Keep Tahoe Blue” their vigilance, professionalism, and heroism are the foundation of all.