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Fire safe council tackles projects throughout county

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
The Plumas County Fire Safe Council is overseeing fire safe activities from one end of this county to the other.

Nils Lunder, the organization’s coordinator, visited the Board of Supervisors on July 15 to share highlights from each of the supervisorial districts.

Beginning with District 1, he addressed Terry Swofford and talked about fuel reduction efforts with landowners near Beckwourth Peak and fire safe education at Portola High School.

Since District 2 covers a wide geographical area, Lunder’s remarks to Kevin Goss included a number of projects and he listed some in Greenhorn, Cromberg, Indian Falls and the Crescent Grade.

Work in District 3 is an extension of work begun in Lassen County that stretches between Clear Creek and Hamilton Branch. Sherrie Thrall represents the area that covers the Lake Almanor Basin.

As for District 4, Lunder discussed the work in Lori Simpson’s area along Highway 70 from Blackhawk Road to Feather River College. He said there is also interest from Galeppi Ranch residents and those in East Quincy who want to reduce fuels on their properties.

Lunder said that he works closely with the Graeagle Fire Department in District 5, Jon Kennedy’s area. Recent work has focused on C Road.

He also discussed a grant proposal that he submitted for funds that would help with fuel reduction along county roads in conjunction with the road department; landscaping with the UC Cooperative Extension; and the purchase of house and street signs in conjunction with the local fire departments.

Supervisor Sherrie Thrall asked if there were a plan in place to treat areas again to address regrowth.

Lunder said it is being worked on and that some grants now require a maintenance component.

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