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File #: 21-0788    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Approval Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 6/28/2021 In control: Executive Office
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action:
Title: Adoption of Resolution Approving a Grant Fund of $197,620 from the State Coastal Conservancy for the Mendocino County Fuels Reduction Capacity Building Project
Attachments: 1. Resolution 21-098, 2. Coastal Conservancy Resolution, 3. Mendocino County SCC Application Form

TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: Executive Office
MEETING DATE: July 13, 2021


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Carmel J. Angelo
PHONE:
463-4441
DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Darcie Antle
PHONE:
463-4441


ITEM TYPE: Consent Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: N/A


AGENDA TITLE:
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Adoption of Resolution Approving a Grant Fund of $197,620 from the State Coastal Conservancy for the Mendocino County Fuels Reduction Capacity Building Project
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
recommendation
Adopt Resolution approving a grant fund of $197,620 from the state Coastal Conservancy for the Mendocino County Fuels Reduction Capacity Building Project; and authorize Chair to sign same.
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
No previous Board action.

SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
The Coastal Conservancy's Forest Health and Wildfire Resilience Program is intended to fund ready-to-implements projects that reduce the risk of wildfire on public and protected lands. The goal of the grant is to take immediate action to improve fire safety of California's communities and to restore the health and resilience of California forests, grasslands, and natural places. As a result, the grant's application and implementation period are intentionally short. County staff did not have adequate time to take this resolution to the Board before submitting the application.

The Mendocino County Fuels Reduction Capacity Building Project is a partnership between the County and the Mendocino County Fire Safe Council (MCFSC) to increase the local capacity to conduct fuels reduction treatments to protect homes and lives in Mendocino County through the purchase of a chipper truck to haul MCFSC-owned chippers and the training of local staff to operate the chipper to support fuels reduction projects across Mendocino County. The project's goals are to 1) train a new fuels reduction crew to operate vehicles, wood chippers, and other necessary equipment to implement fuels reduction work and 2) decrease lo...

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