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Pendola Burn - Tahoe National Forest

Year Planted: 2001
Trees Planted: 51,350
Location: California

The Pendola Fire started on the morning of October 16, 1999, after a tree fell on a powerline during high winds. The fire quickly spread in the Pendola Ranch area, a parcel of private land within the Tahoe National Forest. The fire burned to the eastern shore of Bullards Bar reservoir. Heavy winds transported embers and allowed the fire to jump the mile-wide reservoir. The fire continued to burn on the Plumas National Forest and private lands to the west. The fire consumed more than 13,000 acres, including several homes and numerous outbuildings. Among the areas burned on the Tahoe was a site inhabited by a pair of bald eagles. This project will reforest the area of the burned plantation and former eagle habitat.


This project was supported by our corporate partner, the Alcoa Foundation.

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