NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. April 8, 2020 – YubaNet’s weekly Town Hall series continues this Thursday, April 9th, with a webinar on “The Small Outdoors,” how to use this time to get ready for Summer, Fire Season and more. In advance of the town hall, #ReadyNevadaCounty is premiering a short movie about the Ponderosa West shaded fuel break.

Join us as we roll out the virtual red carpet for the stars of the movie who will be joined by more luminaries ready to answer your questions.

Harden and Garden

Hardening your home for fire season is a year-round task. Nevada County, Fire Safe Council of Nevada County and CAL FIRE have resources available to help you. Find out how to dispose of your green waste safely and free. Sierra Harvest has resources available for first-time and long-time gardeners. Local trails are one of the antidotes to cabin fever, learn how to use them safely in the time of COVID-19 with our local State Park Superintendent.

Our Panelists:

  • Edy Cassell, Sierra Harvest
  • Paul Cummings, Nevada County OES
  • Jamie Jones, Fire Safe Council of Nevada County
  • Jim Mathias, CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer
  • Jenn Tamo, Nevada County OES #ReadyNevadaCounty
  • Matt Green, California State Parks
  • Brian Estes, Chief of CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer

Register for the webinar here:

If you want to submit questions ahead of time, just email

Watch the movie

YouTube video

Learn how County of Nevada, CAL FIRE and Fire Safe Council of Nevada County are collaborating with property owners to create a custom fuel reduction strategy with The Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project .

This short film features experts discussing the shaded fuel break and will inspire you to tackle your own wildfire preparedness plans to stay #ReadyNevadaCounty.