Two Upcoming Community Meetings Regarding Fire Recovery and Preparation

-Preparing for the Next Catastrophic Wildfire sponsored by the Shingletown Fire Safe Council
Saturday October 20 at 3pm at the Black Butte Jr. High School in Shingletown (see enclosed flier)
Information will be provided on various topics including details of the Ponderosa Fire, Fuels Treatments and Preparations for the Next Disaster as well as technical and cost share programs available to aid in recovery of wildfire impacted lands.

– Battle Creek Working Group adhoc committee on erosion prevention Co-sponsored by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Battle Creek Watershed Conservancy. All are welcome to attend.
Tuesday October 23 @ 4-8pm at the Manton Fire Station
Information provided will primarily include watershed protection needs relating to the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project, erosion control methods and other technical assistance as well as cost share programs available to aid in the recovery of wildfire impacted lands.

Additionally, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has just announced a Fire Recovery Initiative through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) that may help qualifying landowners who have grazing land or non-industrial private forestlands that were adversely affected by the recent fires. The Initiative is intended to provide immediate resource protection in those areas burned during the 2012 wildfires. This initiative is of limited scope and will address only immediate resource concerns such as erosion protection, adequate livestock water, and habitat protection. Longer term resource concerns such as reforestation cannot be addressed through the Fire Recovery Initiative however; participants interested in implementing practices beyond the scope of this special and limited initiative are encouraged to apply for regular EQIP funding opportunities. More information about NRCS programs will be available at the public meetings referenced above or via the CA NRCS website at http://www.ca.nrcs.usda.gov/.

To be eligible for the Fire Recovery Initiative, you must submit an application no later than October 19, 2012.

For more information call the Redding NRCS Field Office at 530-226-2577.

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  1. Please join the discussion to prevent erosion at the Open House on Oct 23 at the Manton Fire Station. Resource advisors from the Battle Creek Watershed Conservancy, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, CALFIRE, the Natural Resource Conservation Service, Western Shasta Resource Conservation District and Tehama County Resource Conservation District will be available to answer your questions and potentially provide funding and/or resources to assist concerned landowners. We will all need to work together to protect the watershed !