The Draft Alameda County CWPP is ready for review and input! Deadline for comments is February 15th 2015. Comments should be submitted in writing by email to:DFSCMiller@comcast.net or by mail to Diablo Fire Safe Council PO Box 18616, Oakland CA 94610-0616
We are looking for letters of support to fulfill the standards established by the Federal Healthy Forest Restoration Act (HFRA). See Sample Signature Letter for an example of what it takes to be an on-going part of the plan implementation.
A Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is a collaboratively developed plan that identifies wildland fire hazards, prioritizes way to reduce those hazards and recommends measures for homeowners and communities to reduce ignitability of structures. DFSC has been working with community members and agency partners during 2014 to update the existing Alameda County plan adopted in 2012. See Planning Process for more detail.
There are two key reasons to develop a CWPP:
1. The plan is the opportunity to influence where and how federal agencies implement fuel reduction project on federal lands.
2. The plan establishes priority for funding of hazardous fuel reduction projects and allows stakeholders to coordinate their activities.
In 2012, DFSC and stakeholders developed the Alameda County Community Wildfire Protection Plan addressing high fire hazard areas to reduce the risk of loss of life and property due to wildfire. Since the Alameda County Plan was adopted, DFSC was able to secure grants for a program to fund neighborhood projects create defensible space. To learn more about this program see Vegetation Removal.
We hope you can join us as we implement the plan to reduce the impact of wildfire on our Alameda County communities. For a Schedule of Events contact: Cheryl Miller, DFSC Executive Director. DFSCMiller@comcast.net phone: 510-282-1265.