GRASS VALLEY, Calif. September 4, 2019 – Open House tonight from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in the Main Street Center Building. Park at Gate 1 and bring your questions. All the key partners will be available to talk about the fuel break and answer any questions. This meeting is especially geared towards residents within the project area, but everyone is welcome.

About the project

Ponderosa West Project is a shaded fuel break. Unlike a fire break, a shaded fuel break does not remove all vegetation to bare mineral soil. Rather, living vegetation will be modified or reduced to limit a fire’s ability to spread rapidly. The California Native Plant Society, CAL FIRE and Fire Safe Council are collaborating with property owners to create a custom fuel reduction plan for each property.

Biologists, Registered Professional Foresters and Archaeologists from CAL FIRE and the California Native Plant Society will create an ecologically sound strategy, considering both long-term forest health and community safety.

Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, a non- profit organization with 20 years of experience advocating and assisting on defensible space clearing projects, is managing this project. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County at or call (530) 272-1122.