Awards and Recognition
2003-2004 USDA Forest Service Rural Community Assistance National Leadership Award
2021 American Planning Association Sacramento Valley Section "Local Vision Award"
"To reduce the loss of natural and human made resources caused by wildfire through Firewise community programs and pre-fire activities."
Plumas County Fire Safe Council members include:
The USDA Forest Service
University of California Cooperative Extension
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Plumas County Fire Chiefs Association
Pacific Gas and Electric
Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District
Sierra Pacific Industries
Plumas Association of Realtors
and members from communities throughout Plumas County
Since 1998, Plumas County Fire Safe Council (PCFSC) has provided assistance to 27 communities by obtaining funding for Hazardous Fuels Reduction treatments on over 5000 acres. Additionally the Council's on-going Senior and Disabled program has benefited over 450 Plumas County residents by creating and maintaining defensible space around their homes to make them safer from the threat of wildfire.
The Plumas County Fire Safe Council provides many fire prevention service benefits to Plumas County residents. These benefits include the following:
2021 Annual Goals
If your community is interested in learning about PCFSC assistance with developing a community Hazardous Fuel Reduction project or becoming a Firewise Community, contact the Coordinator. With appropriate wildfire mitigation efforts, homes and forests can survive a wildfire.
The Plumas County Fire Safe Council has partnered with the Plumas National Forest to design and implement collaborative forest health projects. Funding for the collaborative was awarded through Title II of the Secure Rural Schools Act. This process encourages initial and consistent involvement from members of the public - utilizing local knowledge of the land and working to create a plan that is widely accepted and meets the needs of the forest and its users. The program focuses on areas of the Plumas National Forest that lie within the Wildland Urban Interface, as well as priority watersheds.
Visit www.featherriversc.org for more information.