Vegetation management efforts continue in Napa County
St. Helena Star – April 18, 2023
Wildfires have been a reality for generations across California. As the intensity, duration, and impacts of wildfires have increased — damaging and destroying millions of acres across our state — so too have federal, state and local resources dedicated to wildfire preparedness and mitigation.
Since 2007, the nonprofit Napa Communities Firewise Foundation, also known as Napa Firewise, has been reducing the risk and impacts of destructive wildfires throughout Napa County via hazardous fuel reduction and community education.
Napa Firewise relies on the participation of residents and permission of private property owners to complete life-saving hazardous fuel reduction projects. With support from 20 neighborhood Fire Safe Councils, and local, state, and federal grants, Napa Firewise has developed effective and affordable programs to assist residents with completing defensible space, ignition resistant construction, and wildfire preparedness in coordination with our local fire agencies and the Napa County Board of Supervisors.