Attend our next public meeting on December 7 and fill out our online survey by December 31. Your input will help us identify key goals, programs, and projects to manage wildfire hazards and risks.
Complete a quick survey or come to an upcoming meeting to build out a plan to protect Berkeley from wildfire.
The survey, which follows up on two previous questionnaires, asks you to prioritize strategies and funding and give feedback on the outreach process. Please complete the survey by December 31.
If you missed the previous surveys, there is still time for your input:
- Survey 1 focused on awareness of wildfire issues and identifying what folks have already done around their own homes and neighborhoods to reduce the hazard.
- Survey 2 offered a framework with 10 types of hazard reduction strategies and asked you to prioritize various programs, projects and activities.
Your continued input will help us develop a Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
Attend the third meeting on December 7
Learn about a preliminary Action Plan to reduce wildfire hazards and risks. Learn more about the tools you can use to submit your input into the process at our third meeting:
During this meeting, staff will share the developing Community Wildfire Protection Plan, a tool many other cities and counties use to prepare for wildfires. The third meeting will cover:
- Recap of process and timeline for developing the plan, along with an overview of the first and second meetings and community base map.
- Information on how to share your ideas throughout the planning process.
- Preliminary action plan for implementation of highest priority projects.
Purpose of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan
The Community Wildfire Protection Plan will identify goals and projects for residents, community members, and the City of Berkeley in order to manage the hazards and risks posed by wildfires.
The plan will include goals for improving wildfire response, community preparedness, fuel management, infrastructure, ignition reduction, home hardening, and more. Input from the public and other stakeholders is key to prioritizing these efforts.
This plan is one of several projects the Berkeley Fire Department is leading to better prepare our community for disasters, including the growing threat of wildfires. Funding for these efforts is provided by Measure FF, a parcel tax approved by Berkeley voters in 2020.
The Draft Community Wildfire Protection Plan will be presented and discussed at the January 25, 2023, meeting of the Disaster and Fire Safety Commission.
Help build this plan by joining us on December 7 and giving input on our surveys by December 31.
- Community Wildfire Protection Plan
- Online surveys to assess strategies, preliminary programs, projects and actions
- Community base map to learn about wildfire hazards and risks
- Email list signup
- Disaster and Fire Safety Commission
- Help shape plan to protect our community from wildfires