Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Maintaining a Community Wildfire Protection Plan


One of the core responsibilities of the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council (FSC) is to oversee the maintenance and implementation of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan. 


2017 - 2019 Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update


The County of Humboldt and the FSC are in the process of updating the 2013 CWPP. 
  • The CWPP update process began in early 2017 and will be completed in late winter, 2019.
  • This planning process is funded by a grant from the State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund.
  • Take a look at the 2013 CWPP included below and send us feedback about what you would like to see changed in the updated plan.
  • Community fire planning workshops will be held throughout the county this coming fall and winter.  
  • Email Cybelle Immitt to be added to the stakeholder mailing list  and to learn about community workshops and how you can get involved.

Background on 2013 Community Wildfire Protection Plan


The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, at their May 28, 2013 meeting, approved the Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) 2013 Update, and certified that the updated plan meets all the standards listed under the Healthy Forests Restoration Act (HFRA).

presentation (PDF) helped demonstrate that the updated CWPP was developed through a collaborative process. The presentation described how the CWPP identifies and prioritizes areas for hazardous fuel reduction treatments and recommends measures that homeowners and communities within the county can take to reduce structural ignitability.

Increasing Fire Safety
The Humboldt County Fire Safe Council (FSC) is continuing to build upon efforts to increase fire safety and is providing guidance for implementing specific measures listed in the plan. If you have input and/or skills that will be valuable to the success of this program, please contact the FSC. Thanks to all of you who contributed to the plan development process!

If you have questions or comments about the CWPP please email Cybelle Immitt or call her at 707-267-9542.

Part I - Background and Introduction

  • Overview (PDF) Note: Part I Chapters (PDF) are posted within a single document and include:
  • I.1. Introduction
  • I.2. Plan Context
  • I.3. Planning Process
  • I.4. 2006 Plan Implementation Progress Review

Part II - Risk Assessment

Part III - Countywide Action Plan

Part IV - Planning Unit Action Plans


Maps for Part IV - Planning Unit Action Plans


Each unit action plan includes a series of 3 maps including: a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) Unit Map, which includes land ownership, local fire response boundaries, and other key information about the planning area; a Community Identified Protection, Risks / Hazards, and Values / Assets map; and a Community Identified Projects map. The community identified features are numbered and the correlating details can be found in the "Fire Planing" application of the County GIS Portal.   

Part V - Fire-Safe Communities

  • Overview (PDF)
  • Note: Part V Chapters (PDF) are posted within a single document and include:
  • V.1. From the House Out
  • V.2. Ready, Set, Go!
  • V.3. After The Fire
  • V.4. Legal Requirements

Part VI - Appendices

2013 Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan