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  • Community Wildfire Protection Plan (Jan 13, 2014)

    Community Wildfire Protection Plan

    The City of La Verne Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is the result of a City-wide planning effort to evaluate and identify the wildfire threat, develop strategies that enhance wildfire protection, and protect human life and the City's assets. The development of this CWPP includes extensive data gathering, existing planning documents, collaboration with stakeholders, and a science-based assessment of the potential wildfire threat. As a result of these efforts, stakeholders were able to identify areas with the highest wildfire threat and have
    developed mitigation actions needed to enhance protection of the City from wildfire.

    This CWPP is consistent with objectives and policies set forth in the 2003 Healthy Forests Restoration Act (HFRA) and the City of La Verne's General Plan, Parks & Community Services Master Plan, Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, Strategic Plan, Parks & Community Services Master Plan, and City Fire Codes.

    The primary purpose of this CWPP is to protect human life and reduce the loss of assets such as property, critical infrastructure, and natural and cultural resources due to wildfire. This CWPP serves to guide future actions of property-owners, business-owners, La Verne Fire Department, City staff, and other interested parties in their efforts to reduce the wildfire threat to the City. The recommendations presented in this CWPP are intended to guide the preparation of future site-specific hazard mitigation. The implementation of this plan is subject to available funding, other City priorities, and environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

    The Community Wildfire Protection Plan developed for the City of La Verne:

    • Was collaboratively developed. Interested parties and federal land management agencies managing land in the vicinity of the City of La Verne have been consulted.
    • This plan identifies and prioritizes areas for hazardous fuel reduction treatments and recommends the types and methods of treatment that will protect the City of La Verne.
    • This plan recommends measures to reduce the ignitability of structures throughout the area addressed by the plan.

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