Hammond Landowners Association
Hammond Landowners Association
MISSION -- The mission of the Hammond Ranch Fire Safe Council (HRFSC) is to reduce the risk of wildfire in the Hammond Ranch Fire District. The HRFSC is a volunteer organization dedicated to making the community safer by planning, education and wildfire fuel reduction.
PLANNING -- Wildfire safety begins with development of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The HRFSC works with landowners, the Hammond Ranch Volunteer Fire Company, Hammond Ranch Land Owners Association (HLA), CalFire, US Forest Service and other interested parties to create a wildfire protection plan. The plan includes a prioritized list of wildfire fuel reduction projects.
EDUCATION -- Wildfire safety begins with the landowners. Working with CalFire, the HRFSC has developed an educational program that teaches the methods of effective wildfire protection.
The HRFSC has assessed, identified and submitted projects for wildfire fuel reduction. The projects will be accomplished by landowners or contractors hired under a grant program. The HRFSC will emphasize the importance of landowner participation as the primary method to improve wildfire safety.
To learn more about the WILDFIRE FUEL REDUCTION AND EDUCATION GRANT
1. The Hammond Ranch Area Fire Safe Council (FSC) has completed the following work:
· Taught several homeowner wildfire preparation classes. The classes (co-taught with CALFIRE) were intended to help homeowners identify actions to improve wildfire safety.
· Prepared a *Wildfire Preparation Checklist for homeowner use. The checklist is intended to help homeowners prepare for a wildfire.
· Prepared a *Hammond Ranch Area Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The plan was approved by Cal Fire, Hammond Ranch Landowners Association (HLA), Lakewood Ranch Association and the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors.
· Facilitated and participated in a wildfire computer simulation study to support the findings of the CWPP. The computer study predicted the wildfire path from 4 simulated wildfires in the Hammond Ranch area.
· Worked with the non-profit Northern California Resources Council (NCRC) to prepare and submit a fuel reduction project for CALFIRE funding. The approved project provides funding for fuel reduction work on 240-acres.
· Obtained written approval from 130 Hammond Ranch Area landowners to perform fuel reduction work on their property.
· Completed Phases I, II and III of the CALFIRE fuel reduction project. Phases I and II involved chipping services on 84 landowner properties, Phase III involved major fuel reduction (masticator) work on 23 properties).
The Fire Safe Council encourages all Landowners to join and participate in the Hammond Ranch Fire Safe Council. Wildfire safety requires the participation of the entire community.
CONTACT -- The Council can be contacted through this website from the "Contact" page at email@example.com
Below you will find our Hammond Ranch Below you will find our New Wildfire Preparation Community Wildfire Protection Plan Wildfire Handbook Checklist for Homeowners