Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Nevada County Community Wildfire Protection Plan

What is a Community  Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)?

A CWPP is a document collaboratively developed to identify local solutions to wildland fire management. The plan identifies and prioritizes areas for hazardous fuels reduction treatments, addresses community preparedness, and recommends actions homeowners and communities can take to reduce structure ignitability. In other words, it allows us to prioritize the places and resources that are important to us and to protect what we value most in our community.

Register for the Community Risk Reduction Workshop

Register-Community-Wildfire-Protection-Plan-Workshop Opens in new windowThe Community Wildfire Protection Plan aims to capture as many perspectives as possible. Get involved by attending one of the in-person or virtual Community Risk Reduction Workshops. Please register for the workshop you plan to attend. Find your CWPP Forecast Zone using the map below. 

Higgins/Penn Valley Forecast Zone

In-Person Workshop, Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at the Sierra College Multipurpose Room, 250 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945
Virtual Workshop, Tuesday, January , 23, 2024 rom 6 -7:30 p.m.

Grass Valley/Nevada City Forecast Zone

In-Person Workshop, Thursday, January 18, 2024 at the Sierra College Multipurpose Room, 250 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945
In-Person Workshop, Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at the Sierra College Multipurpose Room, 250 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945
Virtual Workshop, Tuesday, February 13, 2024  from 6 -7:30 p.m.

Tahoe National Forest Forecast Zone

In-Person Workshop, Wednesday, January 31, 2024, Nevada County Board Chambers, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959
Virtual Workshop, Monday, February 12, 2024  from 6 -7:30 p.m.

Truckee/Donner Forecast Zone

In-Person Workshop, Monday, January 29, 2024, Alder Creek Adventure Center, 15275 Alder Creek Rd, Truckee, CA 96161
Virtual Workshop, Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 6 -7:30 p.m.

Find Your CWPP Forecast Zone

Click on the map below to find your CWPP Forecast Zone. Nevada County ranges from 1,000-7,000+ feet of elevation above sea level.  To serve the unique needs of the communities residing in these varied landscapes, we have divided the county into four forecast zones on fire environment and community identity. These zones will help us more acutely understand the differences in fire hazards across the County and identify community-specific wildfire risk reduction opportunities. 

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Watch the CWPP Lunch & Learns by Forecast Zone

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services hosted Lunch & Learns to kick-off the CWPP update planning process.  If you missed it, you may watch  to learn more about how the CWPP will assess Nevada County’s wildfire hazard and risk, as well as prioritize areas for multi-benefit wildfire risk reduction actions. Learn how the CWPP will become an integral piece of the County's Roadmap to Resilience and serve as a collaborative planning tool for prioritizing wildfire mitigation from Higgins Corner to Truckee.  Click on the graphics below to start watching. 

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Draft CWPP

The draft CWPP will be available for community feedback as soon as it is complete.  We anticipate the draft will be finished by mid to late 2024. We will post the draft here when it's ready. Stay tuned!