Community Wildfire Protection Planning Virtual Workshop: December 8th

Yolo County RCD, alongside Yolo County Office of Emergency Services, is developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). A CWPP is a collaborative, strategic plan that is developed to reduce wildfire risk at all scales and levels of land ownership. With community input, a CWPP is designed to mitigate and prepare for wildfire risk and recommend actions including fuel treatments, road improvements, evacuation planning, and more. Yolo County Fire Safe Council requests folks living in Yolo County attend a virtual community wildfire planning workshop on Thursday, December 8th at 6 PM via Zoom.

All CWPPs are required to have priority fuel reduction projects, plans to address structure ignitability, and community collaboration. This countywide planning document is created by local fire departments and governments, land managers, and residents. CWPPs are designed to address the conditions, values, and priorities within Yolo County related to wildfire risk reduction and community resilience. Developing a CWPP enables access to funding sources for fuels reduction work and other wildfire resilience projects. A CWPP is an excellent way for community members living in Yolo County to influence how and where fuels reduction projects occur as well as help guide wildfire risk reduction priorities.

This community planning workshop held via Zoom on December 8th is open to all Yolo County residents with a focus on the high fire areas in Western Yolo County. During the meeting, we will look at maps of Yolo County and identify 1) community values and assets; 2) hazardous areas in the community; and 3) potential projects to protect assets and reduce hazards.

Yolo County residents interested in attending this virtual community workshop are encouraged to register through Zoom by visiting www.tinyurl.com/CWPPvirtual. If you would like more information about this community meeting, the CWPP process, or the Yolo County Fire Safe Council, please contact Tanya Meyer, RCD Program Manager, at meyer@yolorcd.org or call (530) 661-1688.