What is being done about County roads’ roadside vegetation?

The County maintains 560 miles of roadway and spends approximately $700,000 per year on roadside brush clearing, tree removal, and mowing.   This treats about 70 miles per year.   The County and Fire Safe Council applied for and received a grant this year to perform an additional 50 miles of roadside vegetation management which was performed. The County has applied for several FEMA and CAL FIRE wildfire mitigation grants to treat approximately 350 additional miles.  The County Board of Supervisors sent a letter to Governor Newsom advocating for CAL TRANS to perform increased roadside vegetation treatment along all state highways located in our County, as well as to increase lane/shoulders where appropriate to reduce potential evacuation bottlenecks.

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1. I am concerned about visitors to the area not being aware of fire danger. What can I do?
2. Are there plans for evacuation routes for Nevada County? If so, what are they?
3. How do we plan the best escape route? How can we help our in-town area?
4. Are there designated safe spots in case roads are clogged by vehicles evacuating? Can we use existing golf courses, school campuses and carve out more designated safe spots?
5. What is being done about County roads’ roadside vegetation?