Creating four local Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) across Sonoma County
Beginning in January 2022, and with funding from the California Fire Safe Council, Fire Safe Sonoma, with the aid of WRA Environmental Consulting, has provided assistance to four emerging local Fire Safe Councils in their development. Through a collaborative process, a core team from each community consisting of community members and public safety agencies from each of the four areas worked to create a local Community Wildfire Protection Plan for each community. The four communities are:
- Gehricke Road
- The Springs
- Glen Ellen, and
The four plans will be available on FSS’s website in early 2023 and can be found under the Prepare Your Community tab.
Fire Safe Sonoma has deployed our CWPP development model successfully in several other communities within Sonoma County, including Fitch Mountain, Fort Ross, Bennett Ridge, Mill Creek, Occidental, and Grove Street. The collaborative process, in addition to assessing basic wildland fire risks and identifying mitigation projects, serves to increase public safety awareness, provide fire prevention and safety education, and builds community character.
This project has been made possible with grant funds provided by the California Fire Safe Council and PG&E.