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."
July 2022 - June 2027
Program Strategy: Expand existing programs and establish additional projects:
Funding Strategy: Target sustainable annual budget increase of 20%:
Leadership Strategy: Ensure strong and functional systems are in place to facilitate ongoing organizational capacity:
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:
- Senior/Disabled Defensible Space assistance
- County-wide Chipping program
- Community Hazardous Fuel Reduction treatments
- Firewise educational consultations
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.