Since 1989, the County has implemented and operated a local defensible space inspection (DSI) program. This program works closely and coordinates with CAL FIRE’s DSI program and local staff. This year, the County took a further step and partnered with Nevada County Consolidated Fire District (NCC), contracting with NCC to provide DSI program management, development, and daily supervision services, all targeted to increase the effectiveness and impact of the County DSI program. To further support the DSI program and increase its impact, the County created and adopted a Hazardous Vegetation abatement ordinance. The ordinance was updated this past spring with increased fine and fees to assist with motivating property owners to perform their vegetation mitigation. This Spring also saw the first full abatement process completed on a local residential property.