FIRE PREVENTION GRANT PROGRAM, FROM CCI FUNDS
AWARDED BY CAL FIRE
OTFSC has been awarded another grant, this one for $278,850. The focus of this grant will be for fuels reduction for very high/high fire zones. These hazard severity zones are adjacent to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.
This project will reduce the threat of wildfire spread and increase the fire safety for residents, emergency responders, and parks visitors by:
Removing dead/dying trees that directly threaten ingress/egress routes and permanent structures (including homes, camps, schools, businesses, and the community/utility/communications infrastructure)
Removing logs that had been left by previous TM projects
Brushing/limbing/thinning to create fuel breaks at strategic locations along ingress/egress routes and around the camps and densely developed landowner enclaves that are scattered throughout the VHFHSZ.
THERE ARE OTHER GRANTS AWARDED IN THE SAME PROGRAM THAT ARE OF LOCAL INTEREST:
$550,032 Fresno County. $198.290 Tulare County Fire Department
180 Corridor Dead & Dying Tree Removal Hartland Hazard Fuel and Tree Reduction Project
This project will focus on the modification of
The project will remove dead and dying trees vegetation and the creation of a strategically
that are within 300 feet of 369 habitable located fuel break adjacent to Hartland
structures. Primary focus will be placed on Christian Camp, reducing the available fuel and
removal and disposal of dead and dying trees thus increasing roadside safety, securing the
around structures and drivable roads in and vital ingress and egress route for residents
around the communities of Millwood, evacuating from fast moving wildland fires and
Pinehurst, Etheda Springs, Cedarbrook, reducing the spread of fire from the wildland
Dunlap, Miramonte, Deer Crossing and Squaw into the wildland-urban interface.
Valley covering 9,475 acres.
$281,762 Tulare County Resource Conservation District $198,048 Tulare County Resource Conservation District
Badger Fuel Reduction Tulare County Chipper Days
This project would treat the Badger fire control The project goal is to encourage landowners to
road and a ridge line that ties into the road for reduce fuel in the communities of Tulare
approximately 75 acres County, some of the communities which may
be offered chipping days include; Ponderosa,
Sequoia Crest, Three Rivers, Johnsondale,
California Hot Springs, Pose, Badger, Silver
City, Doyle Springs, and three additional
Communities once we establish community
support. we will complete 60 chipper day
during the grant and 4 acres worth of
demonstration property with signage