The PUC Process
Forms & Permits
How should I thin around my home?
This UC ANR PDF 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.
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
High Sierra Fire
California Prescribed Burn Associations
National Weather Service Forecast Points
National Wildfire Coordinating Group
Cell phone apps we find ourselves using pretty often for prescribed fire:
Other fire info
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 cost-sharing 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