Conservancy supports UC's fire plan addendum, by Jon Kaufman

In response to a request for public comment, the Conservancy has written a detailed, five plus page letter in support of the University's plan to implement its grant from FEMA to make the hills above our homes more fire safe. The plan is extremely detailed and addresses all the concerns that have been raised during the years long federal environmental review process. UC's plan amendment will enable it to meet the State of California's own environmental or CEQA requirements as well as the federal ones. Implementation of the plan will result in reduced fuel load, restoration of native flora and habitat and compliance with the US Fish and Wildlife Service's biological opinion, best management practices, mitigation and monitoring plans established by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.