Community Wildfire Protection Plan
Help Berkeley identify goals and projects to protect our community from wildfires.
Help build a blueprint for how the City of Berkeley and community members can best manage wildfire risks. Over the course of a year, the Berkeley Fire Department will host a series of public meetings to identify the types of projects we should invest in as a community. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates about ways to get involved. You can also email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your input will help the City develop a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). This plan will lay out the risks that Berkeley faces from wildfires, and the goals and projects. Collectively, we will prioritize how to manage these risks. For example, a goal might be to manage vegetation that could be fuel for wildfires, with a project to remove vegetation along evacuation routes.
Berkeley faces a growing threat from wildfires. Help inform our community’s approach to managing wildfire risk by participating over the next year in public meetings, filling out surveys, reviewing the draft plan or emailing comments directly to email@example.com.
Get involved on the CWPP Hub
In addition to email and meetings, we will also be taking input on a website created for this initiative. On the CWPP Hub, you will be able to:
- Track the progress of the plan
- Highlight your own areas of concern and identify program and projects
- Fill out surveys to let us know what’s important to you
You can begin exploring this project by visiting the CWPP Hub, where you will find:
- the community base map
- the Map Your Project Web Map
- a survey on your knowledge and level of preparedness for wildfires
- a survey to prioritize projects to address wildfire hazards and risks
- a survey on an Action Plan to protect the Berkeley community.
Over time, you can view progress of the project as more data and community input comes in.
A CWPP is a strategic plan typically developed by a local fire department, federal and state land managers, local governments, and communities. The CWPP will provide a roadmap to mitigate the risks posed by wildfires including goals for improving wildfire response, community preparedness, fuel management, infrastructure, ignition reduction, home hardening, and more. Input from the public and other stakeholders will help inform priorities.
All dates are tentative and subject to change.
- Summer and fall 2022: Gathering data and public input
- Late 2022: Prioritizing proposed projects
- Early 2023: Draft plan for review and public input
- Spring 2023: Final plan adopted by City Council
Key Public Meetings
- August 3, 2022 – Community Base Map and Public Input Begins
- September 28, 2022 - Strategies and Projects
- December 7, 2022 - Assessment Priorities and Action Plan
- January 25, 2023 - Draft Plan
- CWPP Hub
- Local Hazard Mitigation Plan: The CWPP will expand upon and complement this plan, adopted in 2019
- Berkeley Vision 2050 Planning for a Sustainable and Resilient Future: A plan for the future of Berkeley’s aging critical infrastructure
- Fire Weather and Evacuation
- Berkeley Ready! Preparedness Resource Library
- Vegetation Management and Defensible Space