Northstar’s surrounding forests, wet winters and dry summers contribute to a higher risk of wildfires for our community. Due to drought conditions and climate change, local forests have accumulated dead trees and a buildup of dry brush, creating serious fire hazards. These materials need to be removed in an environmentally responsible way to help reduce the risk of wildfire.
As wildfires continue to get larger, faster, and more destructive, additional resources are also needed to better protect against wildfire emergencies, including investing more in early fire detection, emergency warning systems, and fire-safe evacuation routes.
Community Wildfire Protection Plan
Northstar Fire Department has recently collaborated with the community to update the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The CWPP assesses the wildfire risks facing our community and proposes wildfire mitigation efforts.
While the Northstar Fire Department has already addressed some of the wildfire risks identified in the CWPP, additional funding is needed to meet the full scope of needs.
Potential Wildfire Prevention Measure
The Northstar Community Services District Board is currently exploring local funding options, including a potential wildfire prevention measure, to ensure that the Northstar Fire Department can fully implement the CWPP.
Please contact Jason Gibeaut, Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Division Chief, at (530) 562-1212 Ext. 1 or email@example.com with any questions or feedback.
For more details about the potential Wildfire Prevention Measure please view the following links: