The Nevada County Fire Safe Council will be hosting a public meeting this evening (Feb. 25) to present the new projects that will be included in the new Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Executive Director Joanne Drummond says THE C-W-P-P has been in the works for the past 18 months and is the document that needs to be in place so they can apply for grant funds.
The Forest Service will provide an update on environmental compliance and implementation progress of the Western Nevada County Community Defense project. This project plans to treat over 4,000 acres on the Tahoe National Forest surrounding areas of western Nevada County’s residential development, basically beyond Cascade Shores close to where the Lowell Fire was.
They will also have a presentation on a new project that would provide a good defense zone for the community of Grass Valley.
Drummond says The Tahoe National Forest has been an active partner with the Fire Safe Council by conducting an “all-lands” approach to wildfire mitigation. By working together, these project footprints complement each other across the checkerboard pattern of ownership between public and private lands.