CWPP Public Review Draft 2018

Welcome to the Public Review Draft of the Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan!

The Humboldt County Fire Safe Council (HCFSC) and local, state, and federal collaborators invite the public to review and comment on the Public Review Draft of the Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) Update.  

Please send your feedback to Cybelle Immitt   and Julia Cavalli

Questions? Call Cybelle at (707) 267-9542. 

We thank you for your assistance and contributions to this CWPP Update!

Planning Team: Cybelle Immitt, Tracy Katelman, Julia Cavalli, Soledad Diaz, and Kathy Glass.

Timeline

  • Please access PDFs of the Public Review Draft of the CWPP by using the links provided below and submit your feedback before October 12, 2018 unless otherwise stated below.
  • Please contact Cybelle   if you require access to a hard copy of sections of the draft plan. 
  • After the deadline, public comments will be incorporated as applicable and a final draft CWPP will be posted for final review in early-November.
  • The final draft CWPP is scheduled to be reviewed by the HCFSC at its November 15, 2018 meeting. It will then be sent for final review and signing to the four key signatories: County of Humboldt Board of Supervisors, Humboldt County Fire Chiefs’ Association, CAL FIRE, and the HCFSC.
  • The updated CWPP should be completed in late January or early February of 2019. 

Download Parts 1, 2, and 3 as one PDF

Part 1 – Background and Introduction, Part 2 – Risk Assessment Summary, and Part 3 – Countywide Action Plan represent the main body of this Plan and can be downloaded here as one unit. 

Parts 1, 2, and 3 (PDF) NOTE: A hard copy of these parts of the draft plan can be accessed at the front counter of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors' office - 825 5th Street, Room 111
Eureka, CA 95501 (Wheelchair access from the 829 4th Street entrance). 

Download Individual Sections of the Plan

Introductory Sections

Cover (PDF)

Table of Contents (PDF)

Acknowledgements (PDF)

Certification and Agreement (PDF)

Part 1 – Background and Introduction

Part 1 sets the stage for why we need a CWPP and what the goals and objectives of the Plan are.

Part 1 Full Text (PDF)

Part 2 – Risk Assessment Summary

Part 2 provides a summary of the risk assessment detailed in Part 5, including a table of identified issues and priority needs for each of the four chapters in Part 5.

Part 2 Full Text (PDF)

Part 3 – Countywide Action Plan

Part 3 represents the five year work plan for the HCFSC and partners. These Action Plans have been developed through a collaborative process with Action Plan Work Groups made up of HCFSC members, technical experts, and key stakeholders.  

3.0   Countywide Action Plan Introduction (PDF)

3.1   Wildfire Ignition Prevention (PDF)

3.2   Wildfire Preparedness (PDF)

3.3   Disaster Preparedness (PDF)

3.4   Fire Protection (PDF)

3.5   Restoration of Beneficial Fire (PDF)

3.6   Integrated Planning (PDF)

Part 4 – Planning Unit Action Plans

The Planning Unit Action Plans (PUAPs) are the individual, detailed plans for each of the 14 planning units. Each includes a brief introduction to the planning area, discusses its wildfire environment, community preparedness, wildfire protection capabilities, and evacuation issues and options, concluding with a list of priority proposed actions. The PUAPs are still in progress and will be posted as they are ready with their own deadline for review. 

4.1   Redwood Park

4.2   Upper Yurok Reservation

4.3   Mid-Klamath

4.4   Hoopa

4.5   Trinidad

4.6   Redwood Creek

4.7   Willow Creek Area

4.8   Humboldt Bay Area

4.9   Kneeland–Maple Creek

4.10   Eel (PDF)

Deadline for Public review is October 19, 2018

  • Planning Unit Map (PDF)
  • Community-Identified Protection Resources, Values / Assets, & Risks / Hazards  (PDF
  • Community-Identified Projects (PDF)

4.11   Mad–Van Duzen

4.12   Mattole–Lost Coast (PDF)

Deadline for Public review is October 19, 2018

  • Planning Unit Map (PDF)
  • Community-Identified Protection Resources, Values / Assets, & Risks / Hazards  (PDF
  • Community-Identified Projects (PDF)

4.13   Southern Humboldt (PDF)

Deadline for Public review is October 19, 2018

4.14   Avenue of the Giants

Part 5 – Risk Assessment Detail

Part 5 describes the planning-area context in a qualitative assessment of the various factors that contribute to wildfire in Humboldt County.

5.1   Assets and Values at Risk (PDF)

5.2   Wildfire Environment (PDF)

5.3   Wildfire-Protection Capabilities (PDF)

5.4   Community Preparedness (PDF)

Part 6 – Appendices

A.   CWPP Requirements (PDF)

B.   Planning Process Details (PDF)

C.   Accomplishments Since Last Plan (PDF)

D.   Background Information for Assets and Values at Risk (PDF)

E.   Background for Wildfire Environment (PDF)

F.   Climate Research (PDF)

G.  Background for Wildfire Protection (PDF)

H.   Living with Wildfire (PDF) (Low Resolution PDF

NOTE: This appendix is modified from the publication Living with Wildfire in Northwestern California to focus only on Humboldt County. A few minor updates were made but the content is otherwise very similar. Posted on September 19, 2018.  

I.   Regulations and Compliance (PDF)

J.   Humboldt County SRA Fire-Safe Regulations (PDF)

K.   Public Resource Code (PRC) 4291 (PDF)

L.   Acronyms (PDF)

M.   Glossary (PDF)

N.   References (PDF) Posted on September 19, 2018