Lower Scott River Fire Safe Council
Chairperson: Bruce Courtright - (530)-468-5188
Northern California Resource Center
P.O. Box 342
Fort Jones, CA 96032
Larry Alexander: (530)-468-2888
George Jennings: (530)-468-2888
“The Mission of the Lower Scott River Road Fire Safe Council is to protect property and resources from fire in cooperation with private, public and commercial land owners.”
Property owners interested in protecting their properties and the surrounding area from catastrophic wildfire formed the Lower Scott River Road Fire Safe Council in 2003.
Roughly two-thirds of the FSC Area is privately owned, the remaining one-third is publicly owned land managed by the US Forest Service. All landowners and management agencies with a stake in the FSC Area are invited to participate in the development of this organization.
The Lower Scott River Road Fire Safe Council is very proud of its accomplishments to date and looks forward to continue to make the beautiful area in which we live safe.
As identified in the Fire Safe Council’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP), the following projects are either: Proposed and Under Design; Funding has been applied for; Funded, Partially Funded, Funded and Completed:
The LSRFSC Community Wildfire Protection Plan has been signed and executed by Klamath National Forest Ranger, Ray Haupt, The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Scott Valley Fire Protection District and the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors. This community driven, living document is the first in Siskiyou County and represents a collaborative effort that will guide the council for years to come. The California Fire Alliance encourages the development of Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP), as defined by the Healthy Forests Restoration Act (HFRA).
The CWPP enables a community to plan how it will reduce the risk of wildfire. The plan identifies strategic sites and methods for fuel reduction projects across the landscape and jurisdictional boundaries. Benefits of having a CWPP include National Fire Plan funding priority for projects identified in a CWPP. The United States Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management can expedite the implementation of fuel treatments, identified in a CWPP, through alternative environmental compliance options offered under the HFRA.
View the Lower Scott River Fire Safe Council CWPP here:
The Lower Scott River Road Shaded Fuel Break
The Lower Scott River Access Road Shaded Fuel Break
The Lower Scott River Fuel Break Fire Line
The Lower Scott River Access Road Shaded Fuel Break Phase II
The Lower Scott River Emergency Water Source and Helispot Assessment