Board of Forestry

Board of Forestry Letters due now to keep fire safe roads regulations

Time to send your letters in to the Board of Forestry to stop the ill advised push by Hopkins and Gore for unfettered commercial and residential development into the urban wildlife buffer where the fires are the most severe on narrow and fire prone areas. Who are they working for?  Hearing next week on third […]

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Letters Needed! —Board of Forestry Poised to Gut SRA Fire Safe Regulations

Note: Supervisor James Gore is Sonoma County’s liaison with this group.  “Sonoma County, through its membership in the Rural County Representatives of California, has been lobbying the Board of Forestry for weakened regulations to promote unrestricted development.”   Letters Needed! —Board of Forestry Poised to Gut SRA Fire Safe Regulations Please email the BOF (PublicComments@bof.ca.gov) to

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PRESS RELEASE – STATE BOARD REJECTS SONOMA COUNTY’S FIRE ORDINANCE – NOVEMBER 11, 2020

“The county should be wondering if it has massive liability for approving development on unsafe roads in violation of state law, especially when such homes are subsequently destroyed in wildfires.” PRESS RELEASE – STATE BOARD REJECTS SONOMA COUNTY’S FIRE ORDINANCE – NOVEMBER 11, 2020 Sonoma County finally acknowledged this fiasco and removed its request for

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UPDATE: Sonoma County pulls Fires Safe Road Exemption appeal hearing

UPDATE: Sonoma County pulls Fires Safe Road Exemption appeal hearing Thanks to the Fire Safe Roads Team: Craig, Deborah and Marylee  The Board of Forestry will not hear the county’s request for certification next week; Sonoma must have requested that it be pulled from the agenda. The BOF will likely impose a moratorium on certifications next Wednesday,

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Objection to certification of the Sonoma County fire ordinance

“County Staff continually asserts that they consulted with “stakeholders”. I know for a fact that they most certainly did NOT consult with any stakeholders who raised concerns about the regulations. There were many of us – both individuals and groups – who were never asked for input and who, moreover, were told directly by county

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