Mesa Vista/River Ranch Water Supply Study
The Mesa Vista/River Ranch area does not have an adequate supply of water for fire fighting purposes. The top priority project identified in the Community Fire Plan in the Woodfords area was to complete a study of what the alternatives are to remedying this situation. $10,000 in funding for this project has been provided by the Resource Advisory Committee.
Zaninovich Engineering has completed a study of the available alternatives for providing a water supply for fire fighting purposes. The study is available here (3.63 MB PDF) and a revised table to the study for alternative F-1 is available here. A community meeting was held May 20th, 2006 to discuss the alternatives and decide on how the community wanted to move forward to implement the preferred alternative. An informal study group was formed of Mesa Vista and River Ranch residents. This group continued to meet with support from the Alpine Fire Safe Council and the results of their efforts may be found under Woodfords Tank Projects.
If you would like us to send you a good quality printing copy of the water sudy on a CD please contact us.
Manzanita Lane Fuels Reduction
35 acres were treated to reduce the accumulated buildup of fuels in the
upper Manzanita Lane area during 2004. This work reduced the risk from
wildfire for about 15 homes. Thirty six thousand dollars in funding
were provided by the Sacramento Regional Foundation with some additional
funds being contributed by property owners. The project report is available here (686
Manzanita Lane, the only access to this residential area, is extremely
narrow and consequently the area still has a high risk rating.
Eastern Alpine County Fire Services Plan
During parts of 2004 and 2005, together with Alpine County, the Alpine
Fire Safe Council completed the Eastern Alpine County Fire Services
Plan. The ultimate sources of the $12,000 in funding were Titles II
and III of the federal Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination
Act of 2000. The plan lays out what needs to be done to improve the
community's fire and emergency medical services. More detail is available
Alpine County Community Fire Plan
The draft Alpine County Community Fire Plan was completed during parts
of 2004 and 2005. All communities at risk are required to have a plan,
which addresses the risk due to wildfire and prioritizes projects to
reduce the risk. Funding was provided by the United States Forest
Service - Region 4,
Alpine County Resource Advisory Council,
Alpine County Board of Supervisors,
Community-Based Wildfire Prevention Grant -
Sacramento Regional Foundation,
and the California Fire Safe Council. More detail is available here.