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Butte County Fire Safe Council

Butte County Fire Safe Council

Paradise, CA 95969

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  • Business wildfire resilience
  • Communications/outreach
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans
  • Cultural burning
  • Evacuation outreach
  • Evacuation planning
  • Fire prevention education
  • Firewise Communities / Defensible space
  • Forest/ecosystem management
  • Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire
  • Fuels treatment economics
  • Ignition-resistant home construction
  • Internal safety zones
  • Wildfire recovery
  • Wildfire risk assessment
  • WUI codes and ordinances

The Butte County Fire Safe Council provides wildland fire mitigation and recovery services to communities in Butte County, California.

Our mission is to provide safety in Butte County through wildfire hazard education, mitigation and wildfire recovery.

To create communities within a landscape that are resistant to the devastating impacts of wildland fires.

We value integrity, respect, safety, fun, positive experiences and effectiveness as we collaborate with partners, volunteers and staff to make a fire safe community

Chipper Program

The Chipper Program offers residents within Butte County a free service to work on wildfire safety clearance on their property. The program provides an alternative to burning or hauling fire hazardous brush. The Chipper program is in its 14th year and is a tried and true method of working with the community to improve defensible space around homes.

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Magalia Forest Health Plan

The project is part of an effort by the Butte County Fire Safe Council to apply fuel reduction on a landscape level in the Magalia and Paradise area. The project assesses forest health on 1066 acres of land. Landowners in the project area include Paradise Pines Property Owners Association, Paradise Irrigation District and Paradise Unified School District. The Fire Safe Council’s intent for this project is to develop planning and permitting for fuel reduction work during the next ten years that will help protect the area surrounding Magalia and Paradise, including all the natural resources in the surrounding landscape.

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Timber and Biomass Removal

The Timber and Biomass Removal plan will focus on removing dead and dying trees, and biomass within the Camp Fire footprint. The plan is focusing on harvestable trees in an effort to fund future projects such as reforestation and removal of hazardous trees that will pose a risk to the community.