The Alameda County Resource Conservation District (ACRCD) and Contra Costa County Resource Conservation District (CCRCD) received a grant from the Coastal Conservancy to develop the Regional Priority Plan (RPP).
This grant is supported by the Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program, run by the Department of Conservation on Behalf of the California Natural Resources Agency. Both RCD’s, with consultation support from Wildland Resource Management, have been collaborating on this project. A team of stakeholders across both counties was created to provide feedback and insight as the RPP process moves along.
The RPP will describe the existing conditions of the wildlands in the two counties as well as recommend a set of priority projects aimed at reducing risk and damage to sensitive resources and communities. Having a RPP is a key requirement for continuing and expanding the region’s funding for wildfire mitigation related project opportunities. The RPP development process began in March of 2020, and the RPP is expected to be completed in March of 2021.
After completing the RPP development process, we will have a viable, vetted portfolio of fire-mitigation projects that are ready to undergo further planning & permitting, and eventually implementation! Working across jurisdictions with all stakeholders will also yield a collaborative and comprehensive understanding of fire hazards and priority areas for multiple agencies across both counties.
To learn more about this project, check out our Regional Priority Plan website here:
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