Specifications include, but are not limited to: 1. The Alpine County Wildfire Risk Mitigation Plan is a 10-year plan that will be a
County-wide effort that will encompass all communities within Alpine County.
2. The Alpine County Wildfire Risk Mitigation Plan will include an assessment of
candidate fuels reduction projects in the WUI areas around all existing
communities to identify high medium and low priorities. The foundation for these
project priorities will be the Community Wildfire Protection plans from eastern
and western Alpine County, the California Fire Hazard Severity Maps for Alpine
County and recent identification of fuels reduction projects done by the Alpine
Biomass Collaborative. For the purpose of this project, land
ownership/jurisdiction will be ignored in identifying logical areas for fuels
reduction projects. The only exception will be for designated wilderness or other
areas where vegetation treatment options are severely limited by law or
3. Select up to 3 top priority fuels reduction projects for detailed planning needed to
bring them to a “project ready” stage. This will include vegetation treatment
prescriptions targeted for hazardous fuels reduction and forest resilience,
environmental clearances and information necessary to obtain required permits.
The number of projects selected for detailed planning will be dependent upon the
anticipated costs and time necessary to complete the necessary work as
4. The plan will also include a risk assessment of existing access and identify
possible secondary ingress/egress and emergency evacuation routes from
vulnerable community areas.
5. Alpine County will invite a wide range of agencies, organizations, tribal
government and general public present in the county to participate as
stakeholders. This includes three National Forests (Eldorado, Humboldt-Toiyabe,
and Stanislaus), the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the U.S. Forest
Service, Bureau of Land Management, CAL Fire Amador-El Dorado and
Tuolumne-Calaveras units, California State Parks, California Department of Fish
and Wildlife, Alpine Watershed Group, Alpine Biomass Collaborative, Alpine Fire
Safe Council, Calaveras County Fire Safe Council, three volunteer fire
departments (Bear Valley, Eastern Alpine and Kirkwood), the Washoe Tribe of
Nevada and California and general public.