Through programs and funding, MWPA and its member agencies’ ecologically sustainable vegetation management programs are designed and will be implemented to reduce hazards and achieve measurable fuel reduction as outlined in the CWPP and will provide funding for specific local wildfire mitigation projects within each member’s service area. The appropriate level of vegetation work is contingent on location and other factors, and is determined by the best available science and community needs. Member agencies make the final determination, in connection with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) approval. Goal 5 addresses vegetation management on private parcels, near homes and other structures.
Through programs, funding, and partnering with its member agencies and local law enforcement, MWPA will implement state-of-the-art wildfire detection, warning, and alert systems, and develop and maintain a county-wide network of safe evacuation routes and temporary refuge areas for residents during evacuations to reduce loss of life and property during a catastrophic wildfire event.