If your property has been impacted by the recent LNU Complex fire and/or you have an interest in being notified of future efforts to create Prescribed Burn Associations, Fire Safe Councils, Community Wildfire Protection Plans or would like pre fire planning assistance through CAL FIRE’s Vegetation Treatment Program we want to hear from you! Please fill out a short questionnaire so we can better direct aid assistance and coordinating efforts at the link here.
Assistance with Post-Fire Recovery Efforts
The YCRCD is partnerning with regional RCDs, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and USDA Farm Services Agency (FSA) to better serve our communities in their post-fire recovery efforts. We may not be able to assist with home or structure damage, but we will do our best to provide you with the information and resources you need to address post-fire vegetation and erosion issues and help assist with returning damaged watersheds back to normal function. Some situations may be beyond the technical capability of our team. If that is the case, we will get you in touch with a list of specialists.
Some of these services we offer include:
For information on Post-Fire Recovery Assistance from USDA:
Native Plants Post Fire:
Prescribed Burn Associations (PBAs) are community based, mutual aid networks that help private landowners put “good fire” on their land.
If you are a landowner in Yolo County interested in information on community organizing to create a Prescribed Burn Association please contact Joanne Heraty, YCRCD project manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Yolo County RCD offers program support to landowners interested in CAL FIRE’s Vegetation Treatment Program (VTP) and Vegetation Management Program (VMP). These programs are critical components of the state’s multi-faceted strategy to address California’s wildfire crisis. These programs support prescribed burning, mechanical treatments, hand crews, herbicides, and prescribed herbivory as tools to reduce hazardous vegetation around communities in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI).
If you are a landowner in Yolo County interested in more information or how to enroll your property in CAL FIRE’s VTP program please contact Joanne Heraty, YCRCD project manager (email@example.com).
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) provides excellent resources and training for fire management. Visit their website for more information and check out their YouTube page for instructional videos.