Our RCD is proud to be helping the City of Chico develop its first-ever citywide Vegetative Fuels Management Plan. This Plan will lead to a programmatic EIR that spells out where and how the City will thin, graze and burn its parklands for many years to come. The Plan includes several priority projects to reverse the negative ecological effects of long-term fire suppression, restore natural and cultural fire to our parklands, raise sightlines and increase user safety, and reduce ladder fuels that could threaten parkside homes.
The rest of the VFMP team includes Deer Creek GIS, Dempsey Vegetation Management, CSU-Chico Reserves land stewards and forester, and many knowledgeable community experts who are helping to shape the projects. This work is funded by a CAL FIRE Community Wildfire Protection grant.
The first draft of this plan is ready for your review. Please provide comments and feedback so we can make the 2nd draft stronger! Once the 2nd draft is finalized, we'll develop a programmatic EIR analyzing its impacts and making sure we can get our parklands back into resilient condition safely.Download the Plan here!See a timeline of VFMP progress