Wildfire Risk Mitigation Plan

ℹ- Alpine  County  applied  for  and  was awarded  a California Department  of  Forestry and Fire Protection  (CAL FIRE)  Community  Fire  Prevention  Grant  in  the  amount of  $223,756 to  create the  Alpine  County  Wildfire  Risk  Mitigation  Plan  (WRMP  or  plan). The  goal  of  the  WRMP  is  to reduce  wildfire  risk  in  Alpine  County  and  to  protect important resources throughout the County.  The  WRMP  identifies  up to  12  fuels reduction  projects  that  can  be  implemented over the next  10  years,  with  three  top  priority projects  to  be  implemented  in  the  next  two  years.  The WRMP is  a County-wide  effort  that  encompasses  all  communities  within  Alpine  County.

fuel reduction activities


Final Wildfire Risk Mitigation Plan 

Wildfire Risk Mitigation Plan - 15 MB

Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration Vol. 1 17 MB

Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration Vol. 2  15 MB

PDF Map of project areas

Frequently asked questions

Drafts and Other Documents

Draft Wildfire Risk Mitigation Plan (💾13 MB)

Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (💾  25 MB)

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration


SNC Immediate Action grant - Letter of Intent

The County is seeking grant funding to implement the WRMP priority projects.  If you live in the priority project areas of Bear Valley, Markleevillage, or Manzanita please complete a Letter of Intent and return it to the Department by Friday, May 7.

Via Online Form

 Download, scan, and email to zwood@alpinecountyca.gov

 Mail to 50 Diamond Valley Rd, Markleeville, CA 96120 or return to drop boxes at County offices  


Past Workshops

The County held two workshops in April and February to introduce the public to the need for the WRMP, areas of wildfire risk, and how the WRMP is being developed. The February workshops included two meetings, one in Markleeville and one in Bear Valley. The meeting materials and presentation from the February workshops are provided below.

Workshop #2 Presentation
Workshop #1 Agenda


WRMP Information Sheet

PowerPoint Presentation (71 MB)

Poster 1 - Fuel Management (3 MB) Methods and Equipment (3 MB)

Poster 2 - Alpine County Wildfire Hazard (10 MB)

Poster 3 - WRMP Development Flowchart


January 2020

Review existing plans and projects, identify fire risk areas and assets to protect, begin public outreach activities and obtain stakeholder input.

February 25-26

Public Workshop #1: Two workshops/meetings to introduce the public to the WRMP and collect input.

Early April 2020

Public Workshop #2: Workshop/meeting to present results of the planning effort and three priority projects.

Spring-Summer 2020

Create Wildfire Risk Mitigation Plan.

Fall-Winter 2020

CEQA review and draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND).

January 2021

CEQA Meeting: Inform the public of key issues and impacts identified during environmental review of the WRMP.

March 2021

County to consider approving the WRMP and allow implementation of the plan to begin.

Email List

Please provide your Name, Email, and ZIP Code to the Department to be added to an email list to receive information about public meetings and opportunities to provide input.

Please send any comments or questions on the WPMP to: lshoemaker@alpinecountyca.gov