Public asked to comment on county’s hazard mitigation plan – think wildfires, floods and more

Plumas County is putting together a plan to deal with the myriad disasters that could impact the area. Calamities such as wildfire, flood, avalanche, drought, dam failure, earthquake, severe weather and climate change are all being addressed, and the plan must be submitted to the state’s Office of Emergency Services and FEMA on the federal level.

The public has until Friday, Oct. 23, to comment on the draft plan, which must be submitted by the end of the month. The document is called the Plumas County Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Back in December of 2019, the county received a planning grant from Cal OES/FEMA and worked with Foster Morrison Consulting to develop the plan, which can be viewed at

The public will have three opportunities to hear the plan discussed:

Planning Director Tracey Ferguson will discuss the plan with the Board of Supervisors on Oct. 13. Meetings are live streamed at Members of the public can also submit comments on agenda items using the email address: [email protected].


The Planning Commission will also discuss the topic during its Oct. 15 meeting, which begins at 10 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors room. That event is also live streamed at The public can also submit comments on agenda items using the email address: [email protected]

Finally, a public meeting on the document will be held Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 6-7:30 p.m. virtually via Zoom. The public is welcome to join, ask questions, and provide comments. Additional information on the public meeting, including the Zoom meeting call in information, will be available on the County’s OES website at:

Comments can be submitted to the Plumas County Planning Department by Oct. 23. They may be hand delivered, mailed or emailed.
Physical location/ Mailing address: Planning & Building Services, Planning Department 555 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971 ATTN: Tracey Ferguson
Email address: [email protected]
If you have any questions, please contact Director Ferguson at [email protected] or 530-283-6214.