Treatment of approximately 400 acres of private lands has been funded.
Sierraville, CA. Aug. 1, 2023 — Fire Safe Sierra County has been awarded $2.2 million to implement the Sierra City – Sattley Fuels Reduction Project within the communities of Sierra City and Sattley. Funding has been provided by the CalFire Fire Prevention Grant. The grant will provide funding for the design, layout, and implementation of hazardous fuels reduction on approximately 400 acres of private lands within and adjacent to the communities. The goal of this project is to increase forest resiliency to wildfire by reducing the horizontal and vertical continuity of fuels thereby improving stand health, vigor, and ability to withstand damaging agents. The project is intended to connect to existing and planned public lands fuels projects, thereby increasing the efficacy of landscape scale fuels reduction treatments within the Wildland Urban Interface.
Project objectives include 1) Creation of fuel breaks upon 400 acres within and adjacent to Sierra City and Sattley, adjacent to the arterial evacuation route for the communities, 2) reduce wildfire’s risk to human health and safety, 3) reduce the risk of adverse wildfire effects and potential fire behavior (flame length, intensity, rate of spread, duration) through reduction of fuel loading and arrangement within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Defense and Threat Zones, and 4)improve public safety during a wildfire event by removal and modification of fuels within the State Route 49 corridor, the critical ingress/egress route and sole evacuation route for the community’s residents.
Fire Safe Sierra County will begin outreach for the project after the grant agreement is signed, expected in late Winter 2023. Participation in the project is entirely voluntary.
For more information, please contact Fire Safe Sierra County at email@example.com, or voicemail at 530.289.8025.
Fire Safe Sierra County is a non-profit organization promoting wildfire resiliency throughout Sierra County, California.