One of the many focuses of Butte County Fire Safe Council fuels reduction work is along evacuation routes. Reducing hazardous fuels such as small trees and brush along evacuation routes greatly increases the safety of residents driving along the roads during a wildfire. The width of fuels reduction off the sides of the road is highly dependent on landowner participation in projects, accessibility, and grant funding. The Fire Safe Council urges landowners to sign up for these community benefit projects if they are available.
Below are photos of a roadside fuels reduction project in the community of Cohasset in Butte County. Fuels reduction work will be completed along Vilas and Cohasset Roads. To see videos of this project visit our Facebook page. To learn more about projects such as these call our office.
“Funding for this project provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Investments Program.”
“The Forest Ranch Fuels Reduction Project is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment– particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to
invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of
disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at: www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.”