Did you know that El Dorado County has a vegetation management and defensible space ordinance? In April 2019, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors put in place an ordinance to assist with enforcing State requirements for defensible space on private property. What does that mean for you? As a homeowner, State law requires that
The Defensible Space Assistance Program is closed to new applications. We will continue to process applications RECEIVED by November 12, 2019.
El Dorado County and Associates Awarded One Million Dollars In CAL FIRE Grants for Tree Mortality and Wildfire Prevention
It was a tough decision for the CAL FIRE officials. They had to select from numerous grant applications from various organizations in the County. Eight projects were selected out of more than 20 applications. Award dollars for the county were $1,068,840 which places us number 4 in the state. The implementation of the wildfire prevention
PLACERVILLE – The draft stakeholder assessment prepared by the Consensus Building Institute for the South Fork American River Cohesive Strategy is now posted on the Eldorado National Forest website along with the agenda for an upcoming public workshop on Friday, June 24 to be held at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road in Placerville,
Dr. Harris presented an update on the progress of the El Dorado County Community Wildfire Protection Plan to the EDCFSC Board on February 23 and at the Stakeholders meeting the same day.
New Partnership Focuses on Increased Use of Fire in California for Natural Resource and Public Benefits
Sacramento, Calif. – Federal and State agency officials gathered today with conservation and community fire protection groups to kick off the inaugural workshop for a Memorandum of Understanding that will promote the careful and expanded use of fire for natural resource and other social benefits in California. Wildland fuels are continuing to build up and
The long awaited grant payment for the green waste programs has been received. The contractor expects to resume chipping on Thursday or Friday, May 14th or 15th. Requests in hand will be serviced first. It is expected to take up to two weeks to complete all of these requests. New applications will be accepted starting
The EDCFSC residential chipping and green waste programs have been suspended until further notice. We regret that we will not be able to accept new requests for chipping or green waste dumpster service until we receive grant payments from the program grantor. If you have recently submitted a request for chipping and have not yet
The Pollock Pines-Camino Fire Safe Council came in fifth out of 338 nationwide entrys and was awarded a $500 grant from the National Fire Protection Association for the National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 2nd. This award money will be used for fire safe education and educational materials.
Last Saturday, the Eldorado National Forest responded to 5 fires. Two of the fires were over 30 acres each. Last year, the ENF did not have any fires requiring a Type 3 IC until the King Fire. [read more]