Community Wildfire Protection Planning Workshops: Sept 14th and 15th

Yolo County RCD, alongside Yolo County Office of Emergency Services, is developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). A CWPP is a collaborative, strategic plan that is developed to reduce wildfire risk at all scales and levels of land ownership. With community input, a CWPP is designed to mitigate and prepare for wildfire risk and recommend actions including fuel treatments, road improvements, evacuation planning, and more. Yolo County Fire Safe Council requests folks living in the high fire areas of rural Western Yolo County attend community wildfire planning workshops on September 14th and September 15th from 6:30 to 8 PM.

For folks living in Capay Valley: Yolo County Fire Safe Council, in collaboration with Capay Valley Fire Protection District/ Emergency Response Auxiliary and ForEverGreen Forestry, is hosting a community workshop meeting on Wednesday, September 14th from 6:30- 8 PM at Grange Hall in Guinda, CA. Capay Valley residents from West Esparto to Rumsey are invited to attend this workshop to provide community input to the Yolo County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). This Capay Valley workshop is being offered in English and Spanish. 

For folks living in rural West Winters area: Yolo County Fire Safe Council is hosting a community workshop meeting in West Winters to hear community input on priority projects and key landmarks and values for protection from wildfire. In collaboration with Winters Fire Department, West Winters Fire Safe Council, and Wildland Res Mgt, YCFSC is hosting a community workshop meeting on Thursday, September 15th from 6:30- 8 PM at ­­­­­Winters Fire Department located at 700 W Main St, Winters, CA 95694. Rural West Winters residents living in the high fire areas outside of city limits are invited to attend this workshop to provide community input to the Yolo County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).

Although rural Winters spans both Yolo and Solano counties, each county is holding its own meetings and producing a separate CWPP. Solano County residents will have an opportunity in the coming months to give input to the Solano Community Wildfire Protection Plan, which is being developed by the Solano County Office of Emergency Services in collaboration with the consulting firm SWCA. For more information, sign up for the Solano Fire Safe Council email list at www.tinyurl.com/sfsc-signup.

Developing and implementing a CWPP is beneficial for local communities because its creation enables access to funding sources for fuels reduction work and other wildfire resilience projects. All CWPPs are required to have priority fuel reduction projects, plans to address structure ignitability, and community collaboration. As such, a CWPP is an excellent way for community members living in Yolo County to influence how and where fuels reduction projects occur as well as help set wildfire risk reduction priorities.

Yolo County Fire Safe Council and its partners invites West Winters residents living in the high fire areas of Yolo County to attend a CWPP Community Workshop on September 14 and/or September 15, 2022 at 6:30 PM held at their respective Winters or Capay Valley location.