Wildfire has been a critical risk in Alpine County since its inception. In recent decades, wildfire has had tremendous impacts on the local population from the recent Tamarack fire in 2021 to the most destructive fire on the eastern Sierra front, the Acorn Fire in 1987 in which 26 Alpine County homes were lost. Click here to learn more about the wildfire history in Alpine County (still in development).
Addressing this risk is a priority of Alpine County as set forth by the Board of Supervisors in their strategic plan. Goal 3 of the strategic plan outlines objectives in mitigating this risk.
Burn Permit Guidelines for Residential Burning in Alpine County Updated guidance and procedures for outdoor burning in Alpine County.
Fire Hazard Severity Zone Update - CAL FIRE has updated their Fire Hazard Severity Zone data for all the counties in California, including Alpine. Alpine County and CAL FIRE conducted a public meeting on January 11th at 5:00pm at Turtle Rock Park to outline the changes and take public comment. The comment period is still open. You can find complete details about the FHSZ update process and its impacts on the CAL FIRE FHSZ website. Click here to read the full press release from CALFIRE on the Fire Hazard Severity Zones
Forest Health Community Work Group - The newly formed Forest Health Community Work Group is comprised of partners in Alpine County addressing the forest health and wildfire mitigation efforts through public education.
Click on the links below to learn more about Wildfire Mitigation topics in Alpine County.