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Update on the California Climate Investment Grant

       See Below

Things to look forward to:

June 15:  OTFSC Board Meeting  at 7:00 p.m.  

This will not be a zoom meeting, however all board and public meetings are open to the public.  If you wish to join us call (559) 336-4147 for information on location.

June 19:  Brush Bustin' event at the Chamber in Pinehurst.  Volunteers welcome!

This will be a demonstration on breaking up continuous brush, a common problem for local property owners.  Read more

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.

What's that mean?

A guide to the federal acronyms used by OTFSC.  click here

PG&E: Public Safety Power Shutoff.  

For details, click here

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

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

Click here for local contractors

Water tank specifications.  See below.

Will your  property survive a fire?

Be firefighter ready

 
 

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.

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To view current fire information in CA, go to https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

May Update of California Climate Grant

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Before and after fuel reduction on Hogback.  The right is a great examble of a shaded fuel break, much more manageable in a fire.

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Work has finally begun on the Dunlap/Orchard Drive Fuel Reduction Grant.  If you drive along the Dunlap Road from the Miramonte Bridge down, you will see a dramatic reduction in brush along the upper side of the road.  Debris, at this point, is temporarily being pushed to the down side of the road.  It will be masticated when the crew starts working on that side.  It will be less messy to do it that way as the masticated material will shoot out and away from the road.  This plan keeps at least one lane open for traffic at all times.  Work has also been started on the Pinehurst Fuel Break along the Hogback.  This is a second grant from California Climate Investments.  

Thanks a lot,
The  Grant team

If you have questions contact Jackie Harper at (559) 348-8562

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OTFSC has resumed public and board meetings.  The June 15th board meeting will not be a zoom meeting.  All board and public meetings are open to the public.  For information on location for this board meeting, call (559) 336-4147

Next Public and Board Meetings:

     Board Meeting, June 15th at 7:00

Next Public meeting, August 17 at 6:00, board meeting to follow.

Legend

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

To read more about future meetings and issues discussed at the previous board and/or public meetings,

click here.

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!

In our wildfire prone territory, it is important to keep past devastating wildfires in mind.

     Rough Fire:  click here

     Camp Fire:  click here

     Creek fire:  click here

Useful sources to get you started!

Local contractors to help with clearing projects for homeowners

     (If you have names to add, contact OTFSC at (559)336-4147  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.