Megafires, or fires that burn more than 100,000 acres, are becoming more frequent worldwide, wreaking havoc on landscapes and communities — and fire experts say the problem is only going to get worse. George T. Whitesides is focused on fighting these devastating natural disasters through innovative technologies and intentional changes to how we build communities. He presents three emerging solutions to this blazing dilemma.
Wildfire Fuels Mapper Reports
Download your personal Wildfire Fuels Mapper Report to better understand your land, reduce fuels, and protect your community. Visit the Napa County Wildfire Fuel Mapper website today for maps, reports, and information to help reduce wildfire hazard.
Updates to the reports are in progress and that maps will be available for download in mid September.
Apply for Funding to Manage Vegetation on Your Property to Create Defensible Space
We have grant funding to help you afford the cost of managing vegetation to reduce wildfire risk to residential buildings. We are reimbursing residents for 50% of the cost of new qualifying defensible space projects, up to a maximum of $3,500 per property. This cost share reimbursement program is available to Napa County residents in or near High and Very High Fire Hazard Severity zones. Apply today.
Get Involved In Your FSC
We invite you to learn more about your local Fire Safe Council and how you can help protect your property and the community.
Support Our Efforts
All our work is funded by grants and/or public contributions. We need your help to make Napa County as safe as possible from wildfires and save lives.
Napa Firewise has many active programs available to those residing in Napa County. These projects are designed to mitigate wildfires in Napa County and many include grant funding to help residents make their homes safer.
For a look at the implementation of projects, view our calendar.