Paradise Recreation and Park District's
Wildland Buffer Project
The Paradise Recreation and Park District is preparing a forward-looking plan to reduce the potential risk of future wildfires to local communities within the District’s jurisdiction.
The Wildland Buffer Project would create a network of interconnected trails, parks and managed open space that would:
· Reduce the risk of wildfires to communities in Butte Creek Canyon, the Ridge and the Concow Basin.
· Provide open space for parks, hiking, biking, horseback riding and agricultural uses.
· Improve wildlife habitat and the watershed.
· Support local economic development.
Landowner Inquiries and Interest:
Landowner Interest Page - For more info click here. (COMING SOON)
Links of Interest:
- ArcGIS Storymap - Paradise Forest Management Plan, A Plan Towards Sustained Recovery
- Building to Coexist with Fire: Community Risk Reduction Measures for New Development in California
- American Planning Association - Planning for Wildfires
- Land Use Planning Approaches in the Wildland-Urban Interface
- Framework for Resilience - Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative (ca.gov)
- Protecting Communities, Preserving Nature, and Building Resiliency - Climate Insurance
- Could a buffer shield Californian homes from wildfire? - BBC Future
- Research Study Wildfire Buffers - From The Nature Conservancy and CBI
- Strategic retreat for resilient and equitable climate adaptation: the roles for conservation organizations.
2021 Virtual Special Districts Tour:
Paradise Fire Aftermath - The Forefront Of Climate Adaptation and Resilience: Confronting Drought, Wildfire, Flooding, and Emissions
Recorded Live December 7, 2021
90 Minute recorded virtual tour and discussion with local leaders provides practical insights from specialists leading the way on issues of critical statewide concern. Learn how California’s special districts are addressing the state’s most pressing challenges through cutting-edge, innovative solutions.
Informational Meeting: September 23rd, 2022
Increasing Community Resilience to Wildfire (Wildfire Risk Reduction Buffers)
PRPD and the Town of Paradise are hosting an informational meeting about wildfire, risk reduction, and insurance. This meeting will be held at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center on Friday, September 23, 2022 from 9:30 am to noon.WildfireFlyer.pdf