Fire is a natural and recurring component of our California ecosystems. Properly managing the wildlands surrounding our agricultural areas and communities can reduce the frequency of fires and reduce the adverse impacts when they occur. The CRCD can assist with pre-fire preparedness and post-fire recovery and connect you with other community resources. We can connect you with resources for fire-safe landscaping, defensible space, erosion control, restoration, and post-fire flood and mudslide prevention and response.
In 2022 CRCD wrapped up our Regional Priority Plan to Reduce Wildfire Risk and Improve Forest Health in Santa Barbara County (RPP), funded through the California Coastal Conservancy. The RPP prioritizes actionable projects that mitigate fire risk, build community capacity and increase wildfire and climate resilience. CRCD and our partners are currently working on further developing and impelmenting several of these identified projects.
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