OES Updates

  1. Nevada County Secures $1.7 Million to Treat Evacuation Routes

    Today, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved acceptance of $1.7 million of CAL FIRE and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant funding to reduce hazardous fuels along evacuation routes in the wildland urban interface. Learn More
  2. Nevada County Recognizes Firewise Together Fundraiser: A Benefit for Firewise Communities

    Firesafe Council of Nevada County is hosting the Firewise Together Fundraiser a benefit for Firewise Communities from 1:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Lake Wildwood’s Commodore Park. Learn More
  3. Yuba Watershed Institute Named Bureau of Land Management’s Conservation Partner of the Year

    The Bureau of Land Management named the Yuba Watershed Institute their Conservation Partner of the Year for 2023. Collaboration between the two organizations has been a force multiplier increasing the impact that either could have achieved individually. Learn More
  4. Elemental Documentary Film Screening and Q&A May 8 at 7pm

    “Elemental: Reimagine Wildfire,” a powerful film that aims to replace fire myths with science, screens this Monday, May 8 at 7 pm at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Following the film will be a panel discussion moderated by County of Nevada OES staff. Learn More
  5. CAL FIRE Burn Permits Required MAY 1st

    The CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer unit announced effective Monday, May 1, 2023, at 8:00 am all residential pile burning will require a permit in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties. Burn permits must now be obtained online at burnpermit.fire.ca.gov. Additional Info...
  6. Historic Winter Makes for Dangerous River Conditions

    After a long winter which brought one of the largest snowpacks on record, rising temperatures are delivering historic volumes of snowmelt to California’s rivers. The sun is finally out, but that doesn’t mean it is time to hit the river. Learn More
  7. Save the Date: Health, Safety, and Fire Preparedness Carnival

    Don't miss the Health, Safety & Fire Preparedness Carnival May 6th, 11AM-4PM. Free lunch will be served alongside face-painting, bubbles, & balloons. With attractions like a giant slide, games, and giveaways, this event is fun for the whole family! Learn More
  8. Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Returns to Nevada County

    The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, in partnership with the Office of Emergency Services and CAL FIRE, are hosting FREE self-service green waste disposal, and wood chip pick-up April through June. Learn More
  9. Over $1.5 Million Granted for Forest Resilience Projects in Nevada County

    Three local agencies in Nevada County have been awarded grant funding from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy for forest resilience projects that will reduce wildfire risk and restore forest health in the region. Learn More
  10. Nevada County Provides Priority Permitting and Fee Waiver for Winter Storm Damage

    Residents and business owners with storm damage repairs in unincorporated Nevada County will receive priority permitting and have local fees waived for repair permits through for serious repairs following the February 24, 2023, winter storm. Learn More
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