June Update on the California Climate Investment Grant

       See Below

The CWPP is a blueprint to address the safety of our foothill and mountain communities.

To view the document on our on-line drive click here.

Things to look forward to:

Due to the  current restrictions on gatherings, no meetings are scheduled at this time.  

Water tank specifications.  See below.

Are you ready to evacuate?

 evacuation guidelines

OTFSC Evacuation Map    Click here

Will you have a home to return to after a fire?

harden your home to save it

Will your  property survive a fire?

Be firefighter ready

Forest Service News Releases

Construction to cause delays travelling in lower Kings Canyon to Cedar Grove in 2020.  For more information click here

PG&E: Public Safety Power Shutoff.  

For details, click here

Having trouble finding someone to cut down trees, brush, and much more?

Click here for local contractors


The OTFSC is fortunate to have been awarded a Fuels Reduction Grant, thanks to CCI (California Climate Investments) and CAL FIRE

The Fire Prevention Grants currently being awarded are funded with Cap-and Trade auction proceeds appropriated by the California Legislature to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), who is responsible to administer the funds allocated from California Climate Investments (CCI) Program.

To view current fire information in CA, go to

February Update of California Climate Grant

With this cold weather season, we've been focussed on logs removal to supply logs for residents to cut up for firewood in our "Free Wood Delivery for Families Program".  We're behind schedule in our contractual work, but Brack assures me that he is not concerned about being able to catch up.

Please help Jackie and me identify tree felling and brushing and logs removal projects  that need to be done.  We want to get to tackle the most urgent fuels reduction work first, and we would appreciate your help in this effort.

Thanks a lot,

Contact Dotty, (559)336-9886 or Jackie, (559)348-8562

No meetings are scheduled at this time due to Covid-19


Board Meeting (Every month, open to the public)

Public Meeting (open to the public, Stakeholder's update)

"Chamber" location is the Central Sierra Chamber of Commerce at 54120 Hwy 245, Pinehurst, CA

"Library" location is the Bear Mountain County Library in Squaw Valley

Are you ready for fire season?  Do you know your evacuation route?  Do you have a safe place to go if evacuated?  Now is the time to be prepared!

Local contractors to help with clearing projects for homeowners

     (If you have names to add, contact OTFSC at (510)915-3361 and leave a message)

Water Systems Specifications:  (National Fire Protection Association Standard 1142)

Individual residential systems for rural firefighting includes 2500 gallon tanks fitted with valves eighteen(18) inches above ground and eight feet from flammable vegetation.  Heads shall be brass with two and one-half-inch(2.5) National Hose male thread with cap for pressure and gravity flow systems and four and one-half-inch(4.5) for draft systems.

The Central Sierra Historical Society hosted a "Fire in the Sierra Workshop in Squaw Valley. 

Click here to view the power point (power point is 118 mb

The workshop provided an historic perspective and comprehensive overview of the current challenges and opportunities surrounding the management of forest lands and fire’s influence in the Sierra Nevada.  The workshop was funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Science.  If you missed it,

Oak to Tibmberline FireSafe Council is focused on building fire safe communities.   A community Wildfire Prevention Plan (CWPP) is now finished, one that identifies areas of danger that will need mitigation.  Community input is important to help us identify areas and get grants. A link to the CWPP is  posted on the website. Look for "Burnie's Nest each month to see our progress and how you can be of help.

Oak to Timberline Fire Safe Council

5                               PO Box 762, Squaw Valley, CA 93675

Funding provided by a grant from the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Region, through the California Fire Safe Council. 


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The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the California Fire Safe Council, U.S. Forest Service or the U.S. Government. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the California Fire Safe Council or the U.S. Government.