Yuba Watershed Protection & Fire Safe Council

The Yuba Watershed Protection and Fire Safe Council is a community-based group consisting of concerned citizens and local, state and federal fire professionals working together with County Government, law enforcement, professional foresters, local timber farming companies and resource conservation groups to contribute to the following:

  • Protect lives and property from devastating wildfire
  • Maintain forest health
  • Prevention of wildfire where possible
  • Mitigate the detrimental effects of wildfire on wildlands and watersheds
  • Facilitate cooperative efforts between law enforcement and fire professionals to identify routing resources for development of evacuation plans
  • Research innovative applications for forest products
  • Develop and provide information for the public to help them prepare for and protect their lives, homes and property from wildfire

In support of their goals the Council has secured over two million dollars in grants to conduct fuel reduction projects in Yuba County. Key elements of the council’s programs include the following:

  • Public education designed to identify risks and ways to minimize those risks;
  • Infrastructure development that stresses fire-resistant building materials and best practices in building a fire safe zone around homes and buildings;
  • Landscape and vegetation management tips in selecting fire-resistant plants and vegetation clearing methods
  • Fuel reduction projects to reduce the risk of propagating fire that can destroy communities

In 2014, the Council developed the Yuba Foothills Community Wildfire Protection Plan, which will help guide the Council in its future project planning. 

Contact Yuba Watershed Protection & Fire Safe Council

Martha Burke
Council Coordinator & Facilitator/ RPF Forester
200 Litton Drive
Suite 310
Grass Valley, California  95945
Phone: (530) 274-6454
Fax: (530) 274-0411


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Nevada County, California

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