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Project Name: Quartz Valley Area Fire Safety and Resource Development Project
Status: Funding has been applied for
Problem: There currently does not exist a single, comprehensive map or database of existing and potential emergency water access sites within the boundaries of the Quartz Valley Area Fire Safe Council area.
The Quartz Valley Area Fire Safe Council encompasses an area of approximately 50,000 acres, includes approximately 400 landowners, the Quartz Valley Indian Reservation, Quartz Valley School, and the communities of Mugginsville, Oro Fino, Quartz Valley, and Mill Creek.
Solution: The project will address the current void of emergency response information within the Quartz Valley Area Fire Safe Council.
• Mapped and developed water sources will be used to fill fire-fighting engines and/or dipping buckets for helicopter.
• Greatly improve response and turnaround time for fire fighting equipment.
• The information and map will be provided to all emergency responders including the Interagency Dispatch Center, CDF, U.S. Forest Service, Scott Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. and residences within the fire safe council area.
• The information will be incorporated into the Quartz Valley Area Fire Safe Council CWPP and the Siskiyou County CWPP.
California Department of Forestry (CDF)
Klamath National Forest
Scott Valley Fire Protection District
Fruit Growers Supply Co.
Siskiyou County Road Dept.
USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
The Residents and Landowners of Quartz Valley, Chaparral Hill, Oro Fino, Mugginsville, and Mill Creek Areas
Northern California Resource Center
P.O. Box 342 Fort Jones, California 96032