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County Approves Fire Hazard Letter to Feds

Nevada County Supervisors Tuesday approved sending a letter to Government officials urging them to  prioritize  fuels reduction as the primary method of addressing fire prevention and the health of national forests.   The letter says the county is in one of the driest and most dangerous fire seasons on record, and the Board is seriously concerned about the dangerous buildup of hazardous fire fuels on public lands in Nevada County.  Despite the Forest Service’s best efforts, fuels reduction projects on public lands remain underfunded and inadequate to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires. The letter suggests private industry is ready to step in and help with forest thinning and biomass removal.  The letter is addressed to heads of the US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment and the chief of the U.S. Forest Service.

See full letter and resolution here

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