About The Project

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Ponderosa West Project is a shaded fuel break. Unlike a fire break, a shaded fuel break does not remove all vegetation to bare mineral soil. Rather, living vegetation will be modified or reduced to limit a fire’s ability to spread rapidly. The California Native Plant Society, CAL FIRE and Fire Safe Council are collaborating with property owners to create a custom fuel reduction plan for each property.

Biologists, Registered Professional Foresters and Archaeologists from CAL FIRE and the California Native Plant Society will create an ecologically sound strategy, considering both long-term forest health and community safety.

Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, a non- profit organization with 20 years of experience advocating and assisting on defensible space clearing projects, is managing this project. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County at info@ponderosawestproject.org
or call (530) 272-1122.

Open House
September 4
Nevada County Fairgrounds
6:30PM - 9:00PM

Download the flyer to print and share  here:  About Ponderosa West Project Flyer

Project Updates

Project Updates
On July 9, 2019 County of Nevada Supervisors Approved 3 Resolutions Moving Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project Forward

Resolutions proclaiming a Local Emergency, accepting a grant from CAL FIRE's Fire Prevention Program in the amount of $2,536,477, and securing a contract with CAL FIRE for $1,000,000, mark important steps in launching this project; a high priority hazardous fuel reduction project in the Nevada County Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
(Learn more here.)

Watch the presentation Nevada County Media Government YouTube Channel

Property owners within the proposed area will receive additional materials via mail before August 1.

Questions or concerns should be directed to
Fire Safe Council of Nevada County
Info@PonderosaWestProject.org or 530-272-1122.


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