Creek Fire Safe Council
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What is the
Willow Creek Fire Safe Council?
are a group of volunteers dedicated to helping residents protect
ourselves and our communities from wildland fire. We work in
collaboration with various public and private agencies, organizations,
business and private property owners to plan and implement projects to
reduce the risk of catastrophic loss from wildfire in the communities
along the Lower Trinity River. We provide information and
community activites to increase public awareness of wildfire risk and
ways to protect ourselves. You can read about our mission and
objectives by clicking here.
Willow Creek Fire Safe Council is incororated as a nonprofit public
benefit coportation in the State of California. The IRS has
determined the Willow Creek Fire Safe Council to be exempt from Federal
income tax under IRS Code section 501(c)(3) as a public charity.
The State of California Franchise Tax Board has determined us
be income tax exempt and California Revenue and Taxation Code section
Board of Directors meetings are held the first Thursday of
each month from 7-9 PM at the building behind the Lower Trinity Ranger
District office on Highway 96 in Willow Creek. Anyone who
to come is encouraged to attend our meeteings!
Join the Fire Safe Council?
is open to everyone! Annual membership dues are only $5 per
person per calendar year. Membership meetings are held in
July, and October. Directors of the corporation are elected
members at the annual membership meeting on the first Thursday in
October at 6pm, locations as posted.
the Willow Creek Fire Safe Council actually do?
Willow Creek Fire Safe Council implements a lot of projects first hand.
We conduct chipper days for the community to help people
the brush around their homes. We assist the elderly of the
community in keeping their homes fire safe, and help keep our community
clean by working in the adopt-a-highway program. The council
directs and works with other community groups like the Sheriff's SWAP
crew to implemnt larger projects.
More recently, the council has
applied for and recieved grant money from the government that it will
use to implement more, larger fuels reduction projects. Click
to see some pictures of some of our projects in the community. The
Willow Creek Fire Safe Council also works with Federal,
County, and local agencies to coordinate their projects and communicate
prioirities for their fuels reduction projects. An important
part of this process is building and maintaining a CWPP (see below) .
The council also works with the community by sponsoring fun
AND educational events like the St. Patricks Day Dance and the Fire
Safe Day Fair. Looking around at this website will help you learn
more about our mission, projects, and members!
How can I protect my house
from a wildland fire?
Click HERE to follow a link to a site from the California Department of
Forestry (CDF) on defensible space. It also might be a good
idea to JOIN THE FIRE SAFE COUNCIL!
There are also a series of videos on making you home fire safe, you can find them by clicking here.
Find more lnformation on the LINKS PAGE
is a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) ?
The CWPP enables a community to plan how it will reduce the risk of
wildfire. The plan identifies strategic sites and methods for fuel
reduction projects across the landscape and jurisdictional boundaries.
Benefits of having a CWPP include National Fire Plan funding priority
for projects identified in a CWPP. The United States
Forest Service and
the Bureau of Land
Management can expedite the implementation of fuel
treatments, identified in a CWPP, through alternative environmental
compliance options offered under the HFRA. (FROM http://www.cafirealliance.org/cwpp/).
HFRA Stand for the Healthy Forest Restoration Act, an act
was first passed in 2003 to help protect communities and resources from
CLICK HERE To read about the WIllow Creek CWPP.