Shelter Cove

Local Community

Shelter Cove is a small residential resort community located on the remote and rugged Lost Coast about 22 miles southwest of Redway and Highway 101. There are approximately 693 residents living within the Shelter Cove sub-division, which spreads over 2,640 acres from the low lying marine terrace up onto ridges as high as 2,000 feet. The community is bordered by the King Range National Conservation Area to the north and the Sinkyone Wilderness State Park. 

Shelter Cove Firewise Day

Community Activities  

In 2014, the Shelter Cove CERT and Firewise Board teamed up to host an Emergency Preparedness Event that included an emergency shelter drill and the distribution of educational materials about wildfire and other disaster preparedness.  Shelter Cove’s 2014 Firewise mini-grant was also used to fund the creation of a Firewise “Demonstration Zone” on Beach Road, where CAL FIRE crews demonstrated how to properly remove fuels within the home ignition zone and beyond. 

Firewise Action Tools

Shelter Cove's Firewise Community Wildfire Assessments and Action Plan are excellent tools for the community to learn about wildfire hazards in the area and collaboratively identify actions to reduce those hazards. 

Shelter Cove's Final Report for the grant that supported the Firewise program also contains valuable information and interesting before, during, and after photos of projects. 

Becoming Firewise

Shelter Cove became a nationally recognized Firewise Community site in 2014 with assistance from a Title III Firewise mini-grant, obtained by the Shelter Cove Resort Improvement District (RID) No. 1. The community of Shelter Cove is served by the fire safety efforts of the Southern Humboldt Fire Safe Council (FSC) and the Shelter Cove Volunteer Fire Department, which has mutual aid agreements with volunteer fire departments in the surrounding area, as well as BLM and CAL FIRE. Shelter Cove also has its own Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) – a group of community members who have received training in basic disaster response skills – capable of assisting others following a disaster event.

Shelter Cove Firewise Projects