Contra Costa County CWPP 2019 Update Planning Status

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Contra Costa County CWPP Update Planning Status DFSC, community members and agency partners have been working during 2019 to Update the Contra Costa County Community Wildfire Protection Plan.   The planning process consists of 8 steps as established in the Overview

Steps:

1.-3. 2019 Update Kickoff

Convene Decision-makers:  During this first phase we worked with local fire agencies and Cal Fire and developed an overview of the process.

Involve Federal Agencies: Federal Agencies partners will provide information and support throughout the process.

Engage Interested Parties: 
We will continue to engage interested parties. Won’t you join us as a partner?  For more information about attending a future stakeholders meeting email us at DFSCMiller@comcast.net to be added to our mailing list. 
Steps 4. - 6.    Review Existing CWPP and Update Projects and Priorities

Our first working session focused on review of the existing Contra Costa County CWPP, the 2014 Update (Draft) and updates from stakeholders about on-going project and priorities. The first working session also included updates on risk assessments and a round table that discussed overall planning, participation and new partners, among other topics.

Update Projects and Priorities:
Stakeholders also provided updates on their fuel reduction projects and priorities. New partners provided an overview of their wildfire hazard reduction projects and programs. See Summary CoCoCoCWPP Mtg #1. 

Step 7. Action Plan Update and Assessment Strategy
At our 2nd stakeholders meeting on July 16, 2019 we identified common challenges and shared solutions to enable us to recognize where we might have shared priorities. Participants voted on top priorities and an action plan framework developed to provide more detailed implementation actions, timeframe and funding needs. For a summary of stakeholder input see Summary CoCoCoCWPP 2019 Mtg #2.

A on-line community survey was also developed to increase the opportunities to help shape the Contra Costa CWPP County Update. There is still time to add input. Please share the survey flyer with your friends and neighbors. 

8. Plan Update
The final stakeholder meeting for the Contra Costa County CWPP Update was held on September 17, 2019. We discussed project and program prioritization and reviewed a administrative draft of the plan. 

The draft plan will be circulated for review during October 2019.
Ongoing update activities are planned for the future to maintain the Contra Costa County CWPP as a living document, guiding community wildfire prevention into the future. For more information about these activities email us at DFSCMiller@comcast.net to be added to our mailing list.