Tehama County supervisors approve community wildfire protection plans – California News

Tehama County supervisors approve community wildfire protection plans – California News


Red Bluff >> The Tehama County Board of Supervisors approved updates Tuesday that set priorities for fire and fuel management projects in the county.

The Tehama East and Tehama West community wildfire protection plans will be available for public review at the Hazard Mitigation Open House Wednesday evening. The plans were first approved in 2005 for the Tehama West plan and 2008 for the Tehama East plan, said Tehama County Resource Conservation District Watershed Coordinator Tom McCubbins, who presented it with Cal Fire Chief Christine Thompson.

“We’re here to seek approval on the update for the Tehama East and Tehama West fire plans, which we have been working with Cal Fire on for almost two years,” McCubbins said. “A lot has gone on since the original plans. The ultimate goal is to better coordinate efforts for fire and fuel management and to better leverage the funds of private and public entities to link the efforts together.”

The project has been a collaboration and they appreciate the effort the Tehama County Resource Conservation District has put forth in leading the way, Thompson said.

The plan was renamed to add community wildfire protection in order to broaden the types of funding available to those entities doing the projects.

One thing that makes the new plan superior is that it has a new GIS map that encompasses both the sites for the east and west plans on one map, McCubbins said. Approximately 75-80 percent of the work in the original Tehama East fire plan has been completed, including work done with Crane Mills in the southwest sector of the area,…

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