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What are BMPs?

BMPs are measures taken to minimize soil erosion and capture polluted water before it enters Lake Tahoe. This helps improve water quality and reduce the decline of Lake Tahoe’s clarity. By implementing BMPs integrated with Fire Defensible Space (FDS) practices, property owners can help reduce the loss of Lake Tahoe’s clarity and protect against the threat of catastrophic wildfire.


Interactive Examples of BMP Site Designs for Specific Land Uses

To learn more about choosing BMPs for your site, check out these conceptual drawings:
Single-Family BMPs
Multi-Family BMPs
Commercial BMPs
Commercial without BMPs
Regional BMPs
Marina BMPs
Winterization BMPs
Temporary BMPs

Click here to see photos of BMPs most commonly prescribed for residential properties