NV Energy makes donation to Penny Pines Program
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) received a $6,000 donation from NV Energy to their Penny Pines Program, which will be used in LTBMU tree plantation sites including the Angora Fire area.
“Environmental respect is one of the core principles of NV Energy. We want to help provide for a viable and healthy forest,” said BJ Viglione, Supervisor Vegetation Management for NV Energy.
The Penny Pines Program was established in 1941 with the goal of restoring forest areas devastated by wildfire, flood, and other disasters. The Forest Service uses the funds to purchase tree seedlings and related materials, and may also use the funds to maintain existing tree stands. These plantations provide soil protection, watershed protection, and soil stabilization, as well as beauty and shade for recreation.
“We greatly appreciate this generous donation that will enable us to continue enhancing the Angora area for the enjoyment of the public,” said Jeff Marsolais, Forest Supervisor.
For more information on the Penny Pines program on the LTBMU, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/PennyPines.
Image Credits: U.S. Forest Service – Rita Mustatia, Forest Silviculturist, LTBMU, accepting Penny Pines donation from Kevin Grogan and Gerald Fassett (l to r), NV Energy, at the Angora Fire Penny Pines Plantation. Photo credit, US Forest Service.