Update on the California Climate Investment Grant
Things to look forward to:
Cookies and Conversation, scheduled for December 8th at the library has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict.
The CCCs have been diverted to help fight fires north of us. If they are able to join us this fall, they can fell trees on private land. To find out more, call Mahalia at (559) 336-4147. We'll keep you posted.
Firewise Communities can save more than your house, it can help save your neighborhood.
Watch for more information!
However, you are welcome to join OTFSC's monthly board meeting via zoom tonight, December 8, at 6 pm:
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
Are you ready to evacuate?
OTFSC Evacuation Map Click here
Will you have a home to return to after a fire?
PG&E: Public Safety Power Shutoff.
For details, click here
Having trouble finding someone to cut down trees, brush, and much more?
Water tank specifications. See below.
Will your property survive a fire?
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 https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
May Update of California Climate Grant
Before and after fuel reduction on Hogback. The right is a great examble of a shaded fuel break, much more manageable in a fire.
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
Join us for Cookies and Conversation, December 8th at 6:00 at the Library. A board meeting will immediately follow Click here for more information. Board and public meetings are open to the public.
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
Next Public and Board Meetings:
Cookies and Conversation will give people a chance to learn more about Oak to Timberline Fire Safe Council. Board members will be there to answer questions and give a presentation on projects in progress and completed over the lasted several years, as well as information on how to be a "Fire Safe" community. We hope to see you December 8th, 6:00, at the library.
To read more about future meetings and issues discussed at the previous board and/or public meetings,
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!
(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.