Fire Safe Council
2022 Draft Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)
This 2022 Draft Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) was developed in partnership with the Lake County Fire Safe Council, Lake County Community Risk Reduction Authority, Lake County Resource Conservation District (RCD), Clear Lake Environmental Research Center, Lake County's Fire Protection Districts and members of the Lake County Fire Chiefs Association (many thanks to our Chiefs!).
At earlier stages of draft development, initial feedback was obtained through the public meetings of Municipal Advisory Councils and other community groups, particularly as the Lake County Fuel-Reduction and Prevention Priorities List and Action Plan, central to the document, were being crafted.
We are excited to have the Lake County Community Wildfire Protection Plan - May 2022 (PDF) draft available for public inspection and comment.
Government-to-Government Feedback Period Open Now
Yesterday evening (Wednesday, September 14, 2022), a Workshop was held for Lake County government entities interested in providing "Government-to-Government" input regarding the Draft 2022 Lake County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP), and the process is undertaken to develop it.
Many thanks to all who participated, particularly Supervisors Moke Simon and Jessica Pyska for their leadership in bringing Lake County's wildfire and disaster-focused entities together, and Dr. Harry Lyons and Lake County Resource Conservation District (RCD), for their considerable efforts to coordinate the development of the Draft CWPP.
Thursday, September 15th, marks the beginning of a 15-day period for local governments to submit written Government-to-Government input.
Those commenting on a particular portion of the Draft report are asked to provide references (e.g., page numbers, paragraph numbers, etc.), to allow ready identification of the content proposed to be changed.
For written Government-to-Government input to be considered prior to our upcoming Public-facing CWPP Workshop, please email your comments to Matthew Rothstein no later than the Close of Business - Friday, September 30, 2022.
If you represent a Government entity and missed the September 14th Workshop, you are welcome to email Deputy County Administrative Officer Matthew Rothstein to convey any needs or request additional information.
Public-Facing CWPP Workshop
- What: CWPP Workshop (public-facing)
- When: Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 6 pm
- Where: Board of Supervisors Chambers, 255 N Forbes Street Lakeport, CA, 95453 (In-person capacity is limited)
- Participation via Zoom will also be available
Webinar ID:970 8710 0871
One tap mobile: +16699006833,,97087100871#,,,,*579561# U.S. (San Jose)
From any mobile or landline phone, you may also dial 669-900-6833, and enter the Meeting ID and Passcode above, when prompted. To contribute to this meeting from a phone, press *9 to raise your hand, and *6 to unmute, once you are recognized to speak.
Thursday, October 6th, marks the beginning of a 30-day formal period for written public input. You can email your comments to Matthew Rothstein.
As with the government feedback process, those commenting on a particular portion of the Draft report are asked to provide references (e.g., page numbers, paragraph numbers, etc.), to allow ready identification of the content proposed to be changed.
The formal Public Input period will end at the Close of Business - Monday, November 7th.
Some members of the community have already chosen to submit written comments, ahead of the formal submittal window.
Wildfire Awareness Month Statewide Forum
May was Wildfire Awareness Month! On Tuesday, May 3rd, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, CAL FIRE, and Local Fire Safe Councils hosted a Wildfire Awareness Month Statewide Forum. This was a great opportunity to learn about how wildfire preparedness can help with insurance. If you missed the live event, a video recording is available!