Placer Placer County seeks community feedback to update Community Wildfire Protection Plan
Published on May 4, 2021
Placer County is seeking community feedback as part of its 2021 update to the Community Wildfire Protection Plan. The goal of the CWPP is to enhance efforts to protect communities, watersheds and other at-risk properties from catastrophic wildfire.
The plan includes risk assessments and options for addressing issues of vulnerability to wildfire and provides a prioritized list of projects which, if implemented, can serve to reduce wildfire hazards. Having a CWPP in place also increases the county’s chances of securing grant funding to implement the recommended projects.
Using an online survey, Placer is seeking feedback to better understand residents’ knowledge of current wildfire preparedness resources as well as their commitment to using these resources to ensure their home and community are fire safe. The results will serve as a road map to how the county can work alongside with residents to address issues surrounding wildfire preparedness in their communities.
“Wildfire preparedness is a county priority,” said District 3 Supervisor Jim Holmes. “Community partnerships are the keystone to ensuring our residents are prepared and this plan seeks to identify and support these partnerships.”
“This plan update will engage our residents on how we can best support and integrate their grassroots efforts into county planning,” said District 5 Supervisor Cindy Gustafson. “It is imperative that all of us as a community work together to reduce our wildfire risk. This plan will help us reach that goal.”
Placer County Office of Emergency Services is leading the plan update in collaboration with the Placer Resource Conservation District, Placer County Fire Safe Alliance, six area fire safe councils, local fire protection districts, state and federal agencies, and area Firewise USA communities. The plan is outlined through a collaborative framework established by the Wildland Fire Leadership Council.