On Tuesday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection released its Community Wildfire Prevention & Mitigation Report in response to Governor’s Executive Order N-05-19. The Executive Order, which was issued in early January, required CAL FIRE to explore and recommend immediate, medium, and long-term actions that the Administration can undertake in order to mitigate and prevent catastrophic wildfires such as the Camp Fire in the future, as well as additional community protection measures the state can implement in the short term.
The report contains nine immediate recommendations, including priority fuel reduction projects and suspension of certain regulatory requirements as necessary to facilitate those projects. The report prioritizes the fuel reduction projects, and lists a fuel break project on Highway 44 in Shasta County as its top priority, while also including projects in Butte, Placer, and Humboldt Counties, among others.
The report can be accessed here.