Wildfire – Prevention and Recovery
The Land Trust has been involved in fuels reduction efforts across Napa county for several years, including our involvement in the development of the Napa County Community Wildfire Protection Plan and our participation in the ongoing Napa County Pre-Fire Coordinating Group, including CAL FIRE, Napa County Fire, Napa Firewise, and local Fire Safe Councils, aimed at coordinating efforts to reduce the risk of wildfires county-wide.
Conducting several controlled burns, working with CAL FIRE, to decrease fuel loads and restore habitat.
Completing a prescribed burn on Missimer Preserve in June 2021, Land Trust of Napa County hit what you might call a wildfire risk mitigation and habitat restoration jackpot.
The effectiveness of this project for wildfire risk mitigation was tested in the LNU Lightning Complex fire of 2020, when a spot fire spread toward our property from a neighbor’s but was stopped by the lack of fuel right at the boundary of our grazed area.
The projects help reduce the chances of a high intensity crown fire that could threaten homes and neighborhoods nearby.
More Wildfire – Prevention and Recovery stories
Nature's Resilience Part II
Rare fire poppy found amid Mt. George regrowth
Land Trust completes Aetna Springs fuel break project
Post Fire Botanical Assessment on the Snell Peak Preserve Yields Valuable Information
In a 254-acre area comprised largely of one habitat type LTNC documented 16 special status plant species!