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Forest Health and Fuels Management

California's forests are struggling and require active stewardship. Many species and landscapes in California have evolved with low to moderate intensity fire. This resulted in fewer healthier trees per acre and less vegetation on the forest floor. However, wildfire and cultural fire suppression policies within the last century have negatively impacted forestlands, which are now overstocked to ignite and propel extreme fire behavior.

The RCDTC is dedicated to recreating healthy forest stands and supporting fire-adapted communities. Strategic forest management activities – including thinning, mastication, biomass treatments, prescribed fire, herbicide, and more – will help protect communities, promote watershed health, improve habitat conditions, and safeguard biodiversity. 

TinderSmart Tehama 

Defensible Space Assistance Program

As part of the RCDTC's work to strengthen community wildfire preparedness, the TinderSmart Tehama Defensible Space Assistance Program offers no-cost defensible space assistance to residents within Tehama County's State Responsibility Area (SRA), Local Responsibility Area (LRA), and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) zones.

Mineral & Stringtown Hazard Tree Removal Project

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 treat dead, dying, and diseased trees, and trees that violate Public Resources Code 4291.


More information coming soon.

Mill Creek & Surrey Village Community Improvement

This Project serves Surrey Village 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

This fuels reduction project will address hazardous woody vegetation and non-native, invasive plant species in Samson Slough and East Sand Slough in Red Bluff. The majority of work will be completed within municipal parcels and is anticipated to begin in late September or early October 2023. Project work will be complete in June 2024 and will help safeguard community infrastructure, public lands, and private property in the event of wildfire.

Forest Health 

Tehama Mendocino Fuel Reduction Partnership

The 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.

Ishi Wilderness Fire Restoration

More information coming soon.

Tehama East Forest Health Program

More information coming soon.

Wildfire Mitigation 

Roadside Fuel Reduction

More information coming soon.

Tehama County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

More information coming soon.

Post-Fire Recovery 

Post-Fire Disaster Recovery

More information coming soon.

Collaborative Groups 

Northern Sacramento Valley Coalition

More information coming soon.

Tehama-Glenn Fire Safe Council

The Tehama-Glenn Fire Safe Council (TGFSC) 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 and is co-managed by the RCD of Tehama County and the Glenn County RCD.

Firescape Mendocino Fire Learning Network

FireScape Mendocino is part of the US Fire Learning Network - a national grassroots movement to address forest health related planning, implementation, and adaptive management through knowledge sharing. FireScape Mendocino serves the Mendocino National Forest footprint, including Paskenta, Stonyford, Upper Lake/North Shore, Lake Pillsbury, Covelo/Eel River, and Red Bluff Recreation Area.

Ishi Wilderness Partnership Group

More information coming soon.