Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Nevada County Community Wildfire Protection Plan

What is a Community  Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)?

A CWPP is a document collaboratively developed to identify local solutions to wildland fire management. The plan identifies and prioritizes areas for hazardous fuels reduction treatments, addresses community preparedness, and recommends actions homeowners and communities can take to reduce structure ignitability. In other words, it allows us to prioritize the places and resources that are important to us and to protect what we value most in our community.

Register for Community Workshops

The Community Wildfire Protection Plan aims to capture as many perspectives as possible. Get involved by attending the Community Risk Reduction Workshop.  Dates and registration links coming soon!

Watch the CWPP Lunch & Learns by Forecast Zone

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services hosted Lunch & Learns to kick-off the CWPP update planning process.  If you missed it, you may watch  to learn more about how the CWPP will assess Nevada County’s wildfire hazard and risk, as well as prioritize areas for multi-benefit wildfire risk reduction actions. Learn how the CWPP will become an integral piece of the County's Roadmap to Resilience and serve as a collaborative planning tool for prioritizing wildfire mitigation from Higgins Corner to Truckee.  Click on the graphics below to start watching. 

Find Your CWPP Forecast Zone

Click on the map below to find your CWPP Forecast Zone. Nevada County ranges from 1,000-7,000+ feet of elevation above sea level.  To serve the unique needs of the communities residing in these varied landscapes, we have divided the county into four forecast zones on fire environment and community identity. These zones will help us more acutely understand the differences in fire hazards across the County and identify community-specific wildfire risk reduction opportunities. 

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Draft CWPP

The draft CWPP will be available for community feedback as soon as it is complete.  We anticipate the draft will be finished by mid to late 2024. We will post the draft here when it's ready. Stay tuned!