Firewise Council Commissions Community Wildfire Protection Plan

  The Olympic Valley Firewise Council was created with 3 goals in mind; to 1- raise awareness on how to minimize wildfire spread around our homes 2- apply for large grants for forest fuels reduction 3- fund chipping and green waste disposal days In our first year, we have had success in goal #1 with over 140 residents recording more than 1300 hours of mitigation work, investing over $450,000 in fire prevention. We are now ready to focus on our goal #2 – Forest Fuels Reduction. And we need your help! Fuel reduction grants (from agencies like Cal Fire) are very competitive, and many of our neighboring fire districts also apply. To be successful, grant applications require a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). A Community Wildfire Protection Plan identifies and prioritizes area for hazardous fuel reduction treatments and recommends the types and methods of treatment that will mitigate the risk of wildfire.  A CWPP will address issues such as wildfire response, haz

Firewise Certification

Winter's coming!!  We're getting ready for 2021. If you would like a reminder next Spring to fill out a Firewise Survey sign up for our Spring Reminder....    Spring Reminder Signup Sheet But there is still time to submit a 2020 Survey.....  In order to maintain our Firewise Community Certification, every year we must document hours and/or expenses spent doing the items on this checklist. Remember this includes time spent participating in information programs, community meetings, and advocacy efforts. But the real push has to be the work done on each individual property, which is something only you residents can do and claim. So please keep a record and, either along the way or at the end of the season, input these hours and/or expenses using the following link: Firewise Time and Expense Survey