Board of Forestry

Commentary: Sonoma County defies wildfire public safety standards

“Rural Sonoma County has a network of subpar roads, as evidenced in recent years by the disastrous evacuation during the 2017 Sonoma Complex fires, the hours-long evacuation of the Russian River during the 2020 Walbridge and Meyers fires, and the recent grueling evacuation of Oakmont, Los Alamos Road and surrounding environs during the Glass Fire. […]

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Supervisors still trying to get out of states fire safe road rules….as we burn

From neutral observer: Notes from Board of Forestry appeal hearing for Fire Safe Roads Thank you for your interest in the Board of Forestry’s (BOF) consideration to certify the Sonoma County fire ordinance at the September 22-23 BOF meeting. A brief summary: The Chair of BOF, Keith Gilless, acknowledged and praised the detailed analysis by key stakeholders, as

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Sonoma County one of most fire prone counties in the state

Sample letter and copy and past option to oppose fire safe road exemption If you are finding it hard to compose your own email, here’s a sample letter you can forward to the Board of Forestry with the comment that you agree with the writer 100%. Please send your letters to publiccomments@bof.ca.gov. by the 17th at 12

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SAVE OUR SONOMA NEIGHBORHOODS (SOSN) ISSUES PRESS RELEASE

SAVE OUR SONOMA NEIGHBORHOODS (SOSN) ISSUES PRESS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE Contact: info@sosneighborhoods.com State Board of Forestry Rejects Sonoma County’s Flawed Fire Safety Ordinance At its meetings on April 7-8 and May 5-6, the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (BOF) refused to certify Sonoma County’s Fire Safety Ordinance. The county will work with BOF

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Update on Board of Forestry Meeting for fire safe roads exemption

The short story is: The Board of Forestry declined to adopt the Draft Emergency Regulations and also declined to certify the Sonoma County Fire Safe Ordinance. Thanks to all who “attended” the virtual meeting. A special thanks to those who spoke for us and who wrote the supporting analysis and documents for us. Thanks also

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Sample letter to Board of Forestry on fire safe roads

“Why is the Board of Forestry removing all of the protections to public safety in a time of increased wildfires resulting in loss of human lives and billions of dollars in property loss, why must the Board subject the public to more suffering simply to appease special interest developers?”   SAMPLE LETTER: The proposed Emergency

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