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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

and Disposal

                                                                                           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

 

 

Oak to Timberline Fire Safe Council

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oaktotimberline.org                               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. 

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

 

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.