Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) are authorized and defined in Title I of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act (HFRA) and are necessary in order for Madera County to receive National Fire Plan dollars for wildfire mitigation projects.
The goals of the Madera County CWPP are as follows:
- Identify and convene a Core Committee to develop a preliminary MCCWPP, take input from stakeholders and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors
- Establish a community base project area map and other pertinent data to assist in the development of the plan
- Develop a community risk assessment and prioritize communities at risk
- Develop a realistic plan of action utilizing the established priorities to mitigate the wildfire threat
- Identify potential federal state and other grant dollars
- Identify an assessment strategy that monitors project progress and results
- Develop a community outreach program that will increase public awareness to the wildfire problem within their community
Upon approval by the Madera County Board of Supervisors in order to meet the requirements for acceptance into the Federal system three entities must mutually agree to the final contents of the Madera County CWPP
- the Madera County Board of Supervisors
- the Madera County Fire Chief and
- the local administrator of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Click to Download the Madera County Community Wildfire Protection Plan PDF This is a large pdf file.