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Forest and Fuels Management

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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

TinderSmart Tehama is a suite of wildfire readiness services to include free Defensible Space Assistance, Cost-Share Vegetation Treatments, Hazard Tree Removal, and Community Chipping to residents within Tehama County's State Responsibility Area (SRA), Local Responsibility Area (LRA), or Wild-Urban Interface (WUI) zones. It is a collaborative effort of the RCDTC and its nonprofit the Tehama Conservation Fund. TinderSmart Tehama is grant funded; therefore, services are provided intermitedly. Find out more here. 

Mineral & Stringtown Hazard Tree Removal

The RCDTC has partnered with the Mineral Firewise USA® Council to implement Phase I of the Mineral & Stringtown Hazard Tree Removal Project. This project will ultimately serve Mineral's Cool-Air, Lassen Alpine Village, and Meadowview subdivisions in addition to Stringtown at no additional cost to residents to tread dead, dying, and diseased trees, and trees that violate Public Resources Code 4291.

Surrey Village & Wilcox Roadside Vegetation Treatment

This Project serves the Surrey Village and Wilcox neighborhoods, Manton, and Mill Creek. Project work addresses hazardous roadside vegetation to improve resident evacuation routes (egress) and the ability of emergency personnel to access the area (ingress) in the event of wildfire.

Samson Slough Hazardous Vegetation Treatment

Hazardous woody vegetation and non-native, invasive plant species will be addressed in Red Bluff's Samson Slough. The majority of work will be completed within municipal parcels and is tentatively scheduled to begin mid to late August 2023. This seasonal work will help safeguard community infrastructure, public lands, and private property in the event of wildfire.

Tehama-Glenn Fire Safe Council

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.

Tehama Mendocino Fuel Reduction Partnership

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. 

FireScape Mendocino

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.  

Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP)

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