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Community Wildfire Protection Plan

The threat of wildfire in the foothill and mountain portions of Fresno County is extensive and ever-present. The words used by wildfire management agencies and forest management agencies are “This is the new norm – wildfire season now is a twelve month a year reality.” It is for this very reason that the Oak to Timberline Fire Safe Council (OTFSC) was reconstituted in 2015. The primary goal at that time was to drive home the message to local residents, landowners, neighbors and communities that wildfire preparedness, hazard mitigation efforts and a strong and robust outreach and education program was essential to help prepare for a wildfire. As the saying goes, “It’s not a matter of if – it’s when”

 

With this in mind, the OTFSC took on the task of writing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). Following the guidelines of the National Associations of State Foresters guidelines, this CWPP is thus presented to the Core Stakeholders, Community Stakeholders and neighborhood residents to help
implement the strategies, goals and objectives of this very important document.

This document is a 6.4 MB PDF.

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