Community Wildfire Protection Plan

A Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is a collaborative, comprehensive strategy developed by communities to reduce the risk of wildfires. It involves assessing potential wildfire hazards, identifying vulnerable areas, and outlining actions to enhance prevention, preparedness, and response efforts. CWPPs often involve input from local residents, government agencies, and other stakeholders to create effective wildfire management plans tailored to specific community needs.

The Modoc County Community Wildfire Protection Plan was developed by the Modoc Fire Safe Council with funding from the California Fire Safe Council through the 2021 Cal Fire County Coordinator Grant Program. A series of community meetings were held in Tulelake, Surprise Valley, Alturas, and Adin in the spring of 2022 to identify and prioritize future fire mitigation and prevention projects within the wildland urban interface based on local knowledge. Then the MFSC worked in cooperation with numerous Federal, State, local, and Tribal partners to develop an updated county-wide plan.

Click here to view the 2022 Modoc County CWPP