Service Participates in Fire Planning Workshop

December 2009

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service California and Nevada Region coordinated a one-day workshop in northern California bringing together a diverse and knowledgeable group of fire safe council partners to talk about what’s new and the lesson’s learned in community wildfire protection planning.  Speaker’s came from as far away as Utah, Idaho and even Chile to support the California Fire Alliance workshop and to provide tools and information to assist communities in developing their Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) which enable a community to plan how it will reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire.

Approximately 70 participants attended from various fire safe councils, fire districts, state and federal agencies throughout the north part of the state.  Presentations focused on new and innovative approaches in community fire planning. A CWPP will identify strategic sites and methods for fuel reduction projects across the landscape and jurisdictional boundaries. Benefits of having a CWPP include National Fire Plan funding priority for projects identified in a CWPP.

The California Fire Alliance mission is to have successful interagency and public collaboration that protects and enhances the quality of life threatened by wildfire. The Alliance consists of two levels of organization. The Leadership Group is comprised of the directors, agency administrators or delegated fire managers from participating agencies and groups. The Staff Group includes primary staff from those participating agencies and carries out the majority of coordination and communication efforts.


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Last Updated: 12/11/2009