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Inyo County Announces Public Review Period for the 2024 Inyo County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

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Inyo County Announces Public Review Period for the 2024 Inyo County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) 

Inyo County Office of Emergency Services (OES), in collaboration with SWCA Environmental Consultants, the  Whitebark Institute, and Wildland Fire Associates, is pleased to announce the commencement of the public review  period for the 2024 Inyo County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The review period is scheduled from  March 7, 2024, through April 15, 2024. 

The review period will kick off with an in-person community event hosted by Inyo County OES, the Lone Pine Paiute  Shoshone Tribe, the Whitebark Institute, and SWCA on March 7, 2024 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Lone Pine Paiute  Shoshone Tribal Wellness Center located at 1145 E-Sha Road in Lone Pine. All County residents are welcomed and  encouraged to attend and participate.

The 2024 Inyo County CWPP is a collaborative effort to enhance the safety and resilience of our community from  uncharacteristic wildfires. This plan aims to identify and address vulnerabilities while emphasizing the protection of  lives, property, and valued resources.

As we enter this crucial public outreach phase, Inyo County OES seeks the active participation and engagement of  Inyo community members. We invite all community members (full and part-time residents, property owners, individuals  in the workforce) to review the draft CWPP and accompanying Story Map as well as the Community Risk Explorer  (web application) and provide invaluable feedback to ensure its effectiveness and alignment with the unique needs of  our varying communities.

The draft CWPP, Story Map, and Community Risk Explorer will be available for review and comment starting on  March 7, 2024. To access these items and participate in the review process, interested parties can visit our dedicated  website https://inyo-county-cwpp-inyocounty.hub.arcgis.com/. On the website, you will find a comment submission  form to submit your valuable feedback.

We extend our sincere appreciation to the community members, organizations, and agencies involved in this  collaborative endeavor. Together, we will create a proactive path towards a more resilient, fire-adapted Inyo County.

For more information or to ask any questions, please contact Project Manager, Montiel Ayala, at  [email protected] or Assistant Project Manager, Lia Webb, at [email protected]. To contact the Inyo  County Wildfire Coordinator, Kristen Pfeiler, please email [email protected].

Funding for this project was provided in part by a grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of  the California Climate Investments Program, through the California Fire Safe Council.

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