Early Wildfire Detection
for the Tahoe Basin




The 2007 Angora fire not only devastated families who lost their homes, but also hurt Tahoe’s economy with an estimated cost of $160 million (not including loss of business during the fire nor the ecological impact on the environment).

AlertTahoe combines innovative technology with on the ground firefighting efforts to protect Lake Tahoe’s communities. It is a system of networked sensors designed to protect the Lake Tahoe Basin from catastrophic wildfires, earthquakes, and other natural hazards.



The System

AlertTahoe, which was a pilot program deploying PTZ cameras and microwave networks in the region surrounding beautiful Lake Tahoe. This initial project was funded through the Nevada Seismological Laboratory (NSL) at UNR, the Tahoe Prosperity Center, the Eldorado National Forest, and the USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Tahoe Prosperity Center was the core fundraiser for AlertTahoe private donations. The final 2 AlertTahoe cameras will be installed summer of 2019 completing the network of 11 cameras protecting the Tahoe Basin from destructive wildfires.

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The Tahoe Prosperity Center has identified AlertTahoe as one of our key initiatives. Nine of the eleven cameras are in place in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The final two final cameras to complete our AlertTahoe system will be installed this summer.

See the cameras at the University of Nevada Reno AlertTahoe website.

You can donate to the AlertTahoe program using the button below, or to the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation Endowment for AlertTahoe to help ensure they are maintained and in top working condition.