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Higgins Fire District Calendar

Higgins Fire District

Higgins Fire District Calendar

The following list of agencies that can assist with fuel reduction, conservation planning, & emergency preparedness.

  • Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (530) 272-1122
  • Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (530) 265-1515
  • Nevada County Resource Conservation District (530) 272-3417
  • Cal Fire – Regional Office – Auburn (530) 889-0111
  • Cal Fire Recorded Fire Incident Information (530) 823-4083
  • Tahoe National Forest (530) 265-4531
  • Bureau of Land Management (916) 941-3101
  • Nevada County Public Health Department (530) 265-7174
  • American Red Cross Capital Region (916) 993-7070
  • American Red Cross Northeastern Chapter (530) 673-1460
  • Also, contact your local Fire District for advice

Below is a listing of agencies that can provide various types of wildfire safety assistance, including funds for wildfire mitigation efforts:

FSCNC Assistance for property owners with:
  • Defensible Space Advisory visits at your home/property
  • Year-Round, Drive-by Chipping Service
  • Defensible Space Clearing for Low-Income Seniors & the Disabled - SNAP
  • Hazard Tree Removals for Low-Income Residents - SNAP 
  • Scotch Broom Challenge – Weed Wrench Loans & Community Project Sites
  • Green waste pickup program
  • Insurance verification program - Certified inspectors to help you provide you are insurance worthy
  • Emergency Evacuation Guide
  • Educational Lending Library – Videos, Books, and Scientific Periodicals
  • Fire Safe Products – Reflective Road/Address Signs & Fire-Rated Resistant Tarps suitable to cover firewood piles
  • Firewise Communities/USA® Certification Assistance
  • Neighborhood Education Presentations
Call (530) 272-1122 to discuss possibilities or visit http://www.areyoufiresafe.com/get-fire-help/

NRCS (USDA) Assistance for Landowners with:
  • Brush Management
  • Fuel Break
  • Herbaceous Weed Control
  • Obstruction Removal
  • Forest Stand Improvement
  • Tree and Shrub Planting
  • Sediment Reduction from Roads and Trails
  • Tree Shrub Pruning
  • Programs for financial Assistance:
    • EQIP - The Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) provides financial and technical assistance to "agricultural producers" in order to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, reduced soil erosion and sedimentation or improved or created wildlife habitat. Aggregate parcels of a minimum of 20 acres (combination of several parcels allowed) required. Lands in the WULI/SRA typically included.
    • CSP - The Conservation Stewardship Program helps "agricultural producers" maintain and improve their existing conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address priority resources concerns. Participants earn CSP payments for conservation performance—the higher the performance, the higher the payment.
    • CIG - Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) is a voluntary program for Non-Federal, Private and Tribal organizations, intended to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies while leveraging Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection, in conjunction with agricultural production.

Call (530) 272-3417 x 3 to discuss possibilities or visit https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/ca/programs/financial/

PGE Vegetation Management Program - Make Safe Service: Topping or removal of hazard trees/branches near power lines. Call 800-743-5000 or visit https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/yard-safety/powerlines-and-trees/power-line-safety-and-trees.page

NCOES Fire Safety Defensible Space Inspection - Call  530-265-1515  or visit https://www.mynevadacounty.com/FormCenter/Office-of-Emergency-Services-14/Request-a-Fire-Safety-Defensible-Space-I-72