The mission of the Mount Veeder Fire Safe Council is to obtain and utilize all available resources to prevent the loss of life and the destruction of property and ecosystems from wildfire in the 26,000 acres of the lower Mayacamas Range. This is achieved by planning and executing fuel reduction projects and by increasing public awareness of both fire loss risk as well as the actions that must be taken to reduce the potential for wildfire devastation.
Critical to the success of the Mount Veeder Fire Safe Council's objective is the collaboration of the community in determining the viability and priority of identified projects. The culmination of this community collaboration is the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).
Cal Fire, Fire Hazard Severity Zones
The University of California Cooperative Extension and The University of Nevada Reno, VIDEO: Be Ember Prepared
International Journal of Wildland Fire, The Role of Defensible Space for Residential Structure Protection During Wildfires
Napa Communities Firewise Foundation (Napa Firewise), Defensible Space and Home Hardening Resources
California Fire Safe Council, Fire Safety Information for Residents
University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), Wildfire Preparation-Preparing Your Home
California Native Plant Society, CNPS Fire Recovery Guide
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), Selecting Firewise Plants
California Defensible Space Law
California Defensible Space Code, § 1299.03. Requirements
California Additional Clearance (and Insurance) Code, § 1299.04. Additional Clearance