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The council obtains grants from federal and state agencies (1) to create Community Wildfire Protection Plans -- otherwise known as Fire-Safe Plans -- and (2) to protect neighborhoods and communities by supporting the creation of shaded fuel breaks and roadside brush clearing. Current and past projects are listed below.

      Defensible Space Demonstration Lots
Grant Amount: $6000 ( USFS / RAC )
Total TBD; Will Begin May 2011

      Mountain Shadows Interagency Defense Zone Fuel Break
41 Acres; 1000 homes; Grant Amount: $122,045 (NFP/ USFS )
Total $162,727; Began Oct 2010, Completed May 2012

      Lake Isabella Community Defense Zone Fuel Break
37 Acres; 1526 homes; Grant Amount: $113,325 (NFP/ USFS )
Total $151,100; Began Oct 2010, Completed May 2012

      Alta Sierra Wofford Heights Fuel Reduction
200 Acres; Grant and Total Amount: $300,000 ( USFS )
Began June 2010

      Bodfish Canyon III Fuel Break
42 Acres; 1380 homes; Grant Amount: $110,400 (NFP/ USFS )
Total $121,090; Began Oct 2009, Completed March 2011

      Burma Interagency Extension Fuel Break
41 Acres; 135 homes; Grant Amount: $96,400 (NFP/ USFS )
Total $105,690; Began Oct 2009, Completed March 2011

      Bodfish Canyon Phase II Fuel Break -- Completed
32 acres; 1188 homes; Grant Amount $99,600 (NFP/
BLM )
Total $112,400; Began Oct 2008; Completed March 2010

      Piute Meadows Community Escape Route -- Completed
25 acres, 48 homes; Grant Amount $86,900 (NFP/
USFS )
Total $116,467; Began Oct 2008; Completed Dec 2009

      Pala Ranches Community Shaded Fuel Break -- Completed
35 acres; 1989 homes; Grant Amount $99,800 (NFP/
BLM )
Total $116,800; Began Oct 2008; Completed March 2010

      Kennedy Meadows Roadside Hazard Reduction -- Completed
58 Acres; 58 homes; Grant Amount $75,900 (NFP/ BLM )
Total $90,484; Began Sept. 2007;
Completed August 2008 
Photos:
Before & After (PDF)  After (PDF)

      Bodfish Canyon Escape Route Hazard Reduction -- Completed
32 Acres; 1188 homes; Grant Amount: $99,400 (NFP/
BLM )
Total $112,700; Began Sept. 2007; Completed March 2009

       Sequoia Crest Community Wildfire Protection Plan -- Completed
xx
Acres; xx homes; Grant Amount $10,000 (NFP/ USFS )
Total $13,905; Began
Completed January 2008

      Kennedy Meadows Community Wildfire Protection Plan -- Completed
58 Acres; 58 homes; Graant Amount $36,000 (NFP/
BLM )
Total $44,006; Began Sept. 2005; Ended April, 2007

      Hungry Gulch Fuels Reduction -- Completed
40 Acres; 100 homes; Grant Amount: $96,000 (NFP/
BLM )
Total $114,027; Began May, 2006; Ended March 2007

      Alta Sierra, Greenhorn Mountain Fuel Reduction -- Completed
80 Acres; 400 Homes; Grant Amount: $200,000 (NFP/
USFS )
Total $212,618; Began June 20, 2003, Ended Dec. 31, 2004

      Alta Sierra Community Fire Safe Plan -- Completed
Grant Amount $56,400 (NFP/
USFS )
Total $56,400; Began June 10, 2003, Ended Dec. 31, 2004

Alta Sierra Community Wildfire Protection Plan  8 MB

      Rodgers Road (Kernville) -- Completed
5 Acres; 75 Homes; Grant Amount: $21,710 (NFP/
USFS )
Total $41,920; Began June 10, 2003, Ended Dec. 31, 2004
Photos

      Sawmill/Hungry Gulch/Isabella Highlands Fuels Reduction -- Completed
80 Acres; 100 Homes; Grant Amount: $112,500 (NFP/
BLM )
Total $133,750; Began June 1, 2003; Ended Nov. 30, 2004
Photos

      Myers Canyon (Bodfish) Fuels Reduction and CWPP -- Completed
35 Acres; 400 Homes; Grant Amount: $128,640 (NFP/
BLM )
Total $145.280; Began Nov. 1, 2003; Ended April 30, 2005
Photos

      Fuel Reduction Chipper -- Completed
Grant and Total Amount: $30,000 (NFP/
BLM )
Jan 2003

       Defensible Space Demonstration Lots -- Completed
Grant and Total Amount $27,000
November, 2002

      Kern River Valley Community Fire Safe Plan
Updated January, 2013


Kern River Valley Fire Safe Council ● PO Box 633, Kernville, CA 93238

General information: Judy Hyatt hyattjudy77@gmail.com

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