Meeting for Fuel Reduction Along Bassi Road, Thompson Road, Heaven's Gate, Baker Mountain, Granite Creek, Sagebrush, Luneman, Arrowbee and other roads in Coloma-Lotus

El Dorado County

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Coloma Lotus Fire Safe - CAL FIRE Grant Meeting

Tuesday, Nov 15, 6:30pm Live and Zoom
Seeking residents to volunteer
as "Fire-safe Road Ambassadors"


Coloma Lotus Community - Please forward this important meeting information to your neighbors, especially if you depend upon any of these roads: Bassi Road, Thompson Road, Heaven's Gate, Baker Mountain, Granite Creek, Sagebrush, and other roads listed below.

Kick-off Meeting - CalFire Grant: CL Fuel Reduction along Critical Roads
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Georgetown Divide Resource Conservation District Director, Mark Egbert and Coloma Lotus Fire Safe Council volunteers will present an overview of the upcoming grant work - mapping, surveying, right of entry forms, contracting, implementation, and post-project steps. Time for Q&A.

Live Meeting Location:
Gold Trail Grange, 319 State Highway 49, Coloma CA

Zoom Meeting Link below.
Register in advance and add link to your calendar. No need to register for live meeting at Grange.

When: Nov 15, 2022 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for the Zoom meeting.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project will create over 176 acres of shaded fuel break along critical access roads in the wildfire-threatened communities of Coloma and Lotus, in El Dorado County. All CLFSC area roads were ranked by user/mile in our Community Wildfire Protection Plan (2021 CWPP). The eighteen critical access roads proposed in our grant application are those with the highest number of users, selected in order to get the ‘biggest bang for the grant buck’. The Project will treat a 100-foot wide corridor along 14.6 linear miles of access/egress roads, to provide an enlarged fuel reduction zone for firefighting operations as well as promote safe evacuation of the residents and visitors. Project implementation is supported by letters from the local Grange for use of their community meeting hall, from the Coloma-Lotus Business Council and from over 42 residents committed to serve as volunteer Fire-Safe Road Ambassadors.

Are you familiar with the roads covered under the recently awarded $705k Calfire Grant?

Please review the list below and the attached map. We are seeking more residents willing to volunteer as "Fire-safe Road Ambassadors".

The CLFSC officers and over 40 local volunteers will serve as Fire-Safe Road Ambassadors to assist the Grant Project Manager (RCD) in explaining the project approach to neighbors and coordinating the needed access agreements with property owners. Our primary effort would be to flag the limits of work and indicate trees smaller than 8-inches diameter that would be removed to create the intended roadside shaded fuel break. We would also explain the benefits of the proposed wildfire fuel reduction and the risks associated with not reducing fuels along local access/egress roads. There is the greatest need on the roads marked with an asterisk*

Road Segments - total 14.6 miles