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File #: 22-0885    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/5/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/24/2022 Final action: 5/24/2022
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Office of Wildfire Preparedness and Resilience, at the request of the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council, recommending the Board accept the Western El Dorado County Community Wildfire Protection Plan and authorize the Chair to sign the plan signifying receipt and review. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - CWPP, 2. Executed Resolution 2022-9
Related files: 17-0148
Title
Chief Administrative Office, Office of Wildfire Preparedness and Resilience, at the request of the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council, recommending the Board accept the Western El Dorado County Community Wildfire Protection Plan and authorize the Chair to sign the plan signifying receipt and review.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The 2003 Healthy Forests Restoration Act (HFRA) provided statutory incentives for the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to give consideration to the priorities of local communities as they develop and implement forest management and hazardous fuel reduction projects. In order for a community to take full advantage of this opportunity, it must first prepare a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The CWPP identifies areas for hazardous fuel reduction treatments and recommends the type and measures of treatments that will protect one or more at-risk communities and essential infrastructure. The CWPP has become recognized as an important document by State and other organizations, including CAL FIRE and the California State Fire Safe Council, when approving grant funding for fire safe councils.

The El Dorado County Fire Safe Council (EDCFSC) prepared the original CWPP for El Dorado County in 2017 which included 16 associate fire safe councils under their umbrella. The current update prepared by the EDCFSC now includes 24 associate fire safe councils and additional project activities. The CWPP has been reviewed by the Office of Wildfire Preparedness and Resilience and the document will serve as an important resource for El Dorado County during the development of the Countywide Wildfire Protection Strategy.

ALTERNATIVES
The Board may choose not to accept the CWPP. Without acceptance, the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council and its associate councils may not be eligible for grant funding from federal and state agencies and other organizations. This could jeopardize critical ve...

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