North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden Teaches About Best Management Practices and Fire Defensible Space
Because water quality and wildfire are critical issues at Lake Tahoe, a demonstration garden teaches about best management practices and defensible space, in addition to demonstrating what plants grow in our mountain environment. Extension worked with the local Conservation District to design and build unique displays with interpretive signs that show people options they can use on their properties. All demonstrations comply with requirements for control of nonpoint source pollution and for fire defensible space. The garden's biggest contribution to the community is that it teaches property owners how they can meet multiple environmental objectives in an effective and attractive manner.
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Cobourn, J. (2010). North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden Teaches About Best Management Practices and Fire Defensible Space. The Journal of Extension, 48(2), Article 13. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.48.02.13