The PUC Process

Forms & Permits

How to underburn with us
How to pile burn with us
Informational Community Handout
PUC Membership Application
PUC Go/No-go Worksheet
NSAQMD Air Pollution Permit (Example only)
NSAQMD Smoke Management Plan
NSAQMD Acreage Fees For Permits
CAL FIRE Plumas Area Underburn Permit Request
CAL FIRE California Standardized Prescribed Fire Plan
How should I thin around my home?

This UC ANR document provided by Ryan Tompkins is a great starting point to thinning on your property! Thinning is often the first step of prescribed fire, especially when near structures or homes. Creating defensible space around your home will prevent damage to your home by lowering flame lengths and promote forest resiliency during the event of a wildland fire.

Other Resources

Burn Bosses for Hire

Have a complex burn unit identified? A PUC Coordinator can come walk your property and advise you on whether or not you’ll need a burn boss for hire.

DSS Wildfire Response
Incline Village, NV

Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression
Chico, CA

High Sierra Fire
Janesville, CA

Woods Fire
Portola, CA

Helpful Websites
Useful Apps

Cell phone apps we find ourselves using pretty often for prescribed fire:

Cost-share thinning and burning programs

The below programs are grant-funded and come at a lower cost than traditional work performed by a traditional contractor:

CAL FIRE Vegetation Management Program

“The Vegetation Management Program (VMP) is a program that focuses on the use of prescribed fire, and some mechanical means, for addressing wildland fire fuel hazards and other resource management issues on State Responsibility Area (SRA) lands.”

Terra Fuego Fuels Treatments

Terra Fuego, a non-profit out of Chico, CA, provides consulting, planning, and burning prep & implementation to landowners using a cost-share model.

Want to get paid to do fuel reduction work on your land?

The NRCS may be able to help through their EQIP program.

Call the Quincy USDA Service Center for more information: (530) 283-7511

Common applications