In Tehama County it's not a matter of if, but when wildfire will occur near you.
Contributing to wildfire readiness is a top priority of the RCDTC. Wildfire has been a natural resource concern of ours for over a decade. We facilitate the preparation and maintenance of Community Wildfire Protection Plans, Tehama-Glenn Fire Safe Council efforts, and provide wildfire readiness workshops and educational outreach. We work with large and small-scale landowners to reduce vegetative fuels on their property.
TinderSmart Tehama is a program through the RCDTC's nonprofit the Tehama Conservation Fund which provides free Defensible Space Assistance to qualified landowners, Cost-Share Vegetation Treatments, and Community Chipping to residents within Tehama County's State Responsibility Area (SRA), Local Responsibility Area (LRA), or Wild-Urban Interface (WUI) zones. Find out more here.
The Tehama-Glenn Fire Safe Council (TGFSC) is co-led by RCDTC and was formed in 2000 to address issues related to wildfire and fire safety through community-based Fire Prevention Education. The TGFSC is formally recognized as a Fire Safe Council by the California Fire Safe Council. Find out more here.
The Resource Conservation District of Tehama County (RCDTC), Mendocino National Forest, and adjacent landowners have designed a large landscape restoration and fuel reduction project that will reestablish natural fire regimes and stabilize ecological functions.
The FireScape Mendocino collaborative is part of a national grassroots stakeholder process through the U.S. Fire Learning Network that addresses forest health related planning, implementation, adaptive management and the sharing of lessons learned. FireScape Mendocino serves the Mendocino National Forest footprint including Paskenta, Stonyford, Upper Lake/North Shore, Lake Pillsbury, and Covelo/Eel River.
RCDTC in collaboration with the National Parks Service assisted with the removal of dead and downed forest material in the park resulting from increased tree mortality. This tree removal project helped inform the National Parks Service of different tree removal methods and their cost comparisons to help future fuels reduction efforts be more efficient, low-impact, and cost effective.
The Onion Ridge L-Line Fuel Break Project created safe access for wildland firefighters to access rugged and remote country, while also providing additional protection for two important fish-bearing watersheds. The Project was successfully implemented and the shaded fuel break was established along a 25 mile long road system.Tehama East Tehama West CWPP - April 2017.pdfTehama East Tehama West Prioritization Letter - April 2017.pdfTehama East Tehama West Prioritization Table - April 2017.pdfTehama East Tehama West CWP Base Map - April 2017.pdfAmendments Tehama East Tehama West CWPP-May 2020.pdfAppendix B Tehama East Tehama West CWPP Mineral, Mill Creek, Childs Meadow January 2020.pdf