Last night’s meeting was attended by about a dozen people.
There was a presentation of the process itself, answering questions along the way. The goal is to produce a planning level document which prioritizes wildfire protection strategies, using finite resources, and protecting targeted resources.
This planning document is to be much more detailed about what is on/under/around “target areas” than the Monterey County Wildfire Protection Plan, but consistent with it, and the later will be incorporated by reference into the Monterey County General Plan.
Thirty-seven “target” areas between Andrew Molera State Park in the north, and the San Luis Obispo County line were identified. These target areas incorporate private property parcels into “blocks.”
“For this level of planning it is conditions within, and adjacent to, these ownership blocks that will be for the focus of the information analysis and prioritization procedure.
With respect to future fuels modification project the focus will be primarily on:
– Ridge tops
-Upper mid-slope positions, and;
The project actively solicits community input,both through public meetings and written comments. If you wish to submit written comments, you may do so to: firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to:
Big Sur Community Wildfire Protection Plan
s/c Daus Environmental Services
P.O. Box 71058
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you may submit your emailed comments to me, at email@example.com, and I will forward them on after removing any identifying information.
If you have any thoughts you wish to share about the process, the plan, the objectives and goals, now is the time to submit them.
A follow-up meeting will be held for the South Coast on July 29th from 7-9 pm. At that meeting a tentative rough draft as to locations and content will be available.
The Big Sur Land Trust is funding and underwriting these efforts.
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Kate, thanks for the very clear outline of the project.
Personally I am hoping that a lot of people give input, since this is a good chance for us to put in place the needed information base and also to create infrastructure to be used in possible future scenarios.
My own comment process is still in the mulling over stage, but expecting that soon something will appear in mind that is coherent and structured enough to put into writing.
This is actually a great chance for our community!