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Wildfire Plan Meeting #1

The Oakland Fire Department manages vegetation on City-owned property in the Oakland hills to reduce the risk of devastating wildfires. Most of the Oakland hills fall within High or Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (FHSZs), as designated by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Our Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas – unoccupied land between developed parcels – are characterized by hot and dry fall seasons, high winds, dense flammable vegetation, steep and varied terrain, hill slope development, and limited accessibility for emergency responders.

 

To protect the region against the extensive damage, economic harm, and loss of life associated with major wildfires, the Oakland Fire Department is developing a Vegetation Management Plan (Plan) and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that will address how vegetation is managed on more than 1,400 acres of City-owned property, and treatment areas along approximately 300 miles of roads. The Plan will describe ongoing and future vegetation management activities for a ten-year timeframe, and the EIR will evaluate the potential effects of the Plan on our region’s natural resources.

 

We encourage your involvement in this process. Public review and comment on the scope of the Plan and EIR will be taken in early summer 2017, with the draft Plan expected for public review in the later summer months. A new website was recently launched to host project documents, updates and meeting notices: www.oaklandnet.com/VegManagement. We also encourage you to receive project updates by signing up on the website to receive project notifications by email.

 

In addition, Oakland Fire Department staff and project consultants will be available to talk with you about the Plan during the following dates and times:

 

Date

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Time

5-7 PM

5-7 PM

Location

Dunsmuir Hellmann Historic Estate,

2960 Peralta Oaks Ct., Oakland, CA

Trudeau Center,

11500 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA

 

We look forward to working with you to reduce wildfire risk in our region. Please do not hesitate to contact us via the project website, mail at 150 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 3354, Oakland, CA 94612, ATTN: Oakland Vegetation Management Plan, Twitter, or Facebook.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm