Please extend your support to the Amador Fire Safe Council's Title III funding request to the Board of Supervisors. The comment period is open for the request and letters or emails to the supervisors will show your support for our programs. As federal and state funding opportunities diminish, Title III funding is critical to the fire protection of our county. The comment period ends and a public hearing for this funding request is scheduled for September 25, 2012.
Title III is the Forest Service payment to counties in lieu of property taxes. Use of Title III funds can only be used for: Firewise Communities development; development of community wildfire protection plans; and/or Search and Rescue costs on Federal lands.
This year's allocation is $43,000 and AFSC is requesting $25,000. Broken down, that amount is $18,000 for Firewise Communities development (public outreach, education); and $7000 to continue working on the High Country Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The High Country unit is comprised of all lands east of Dew Drop to the Alpine County line: timber, the Eldorado National Forest, private holdings, cabins, water sources, recreation, a trans-Sierra highway, electric power generation.
For a full description of the project, please go to our website at http://www.amadorfiresafe.org/
and scroll down on the first page to our request to the Supervisors.
To make your comments and extend your support for these critical projects, please send your letter to the Supervisors at 810 Court Street, Jackson, CA 95642 or email them at :
Thanks for your support, Amador County and be fire safe!