The City is pleased to announce that Yorba Linda will be receiving a sizeable grant from the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for the Yorba Linda Fuel Reduction Project, in the amount of $866,000 over 3 years. The project targets seven sites within Yorba Linda’s Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone that contain some of the heaviest vegetation and non-native trees and are adjacent to Chino Hills State Park. These areas are close to high-density residential neighborhoods, high-intensity power lines, water facilities, and community facilities, including schools, parks, and churches. The fuel biomass in these areas contributes to increased fuel load and fire frequency. By prioritizing these areas to remove hazardous fuels, a reduction in the frequency and intensity of wildfires will make Yorba Linda safer.
The Orange County Fire Authority provided significant input and advice during the grant application process, and the City is fortunate to have OCSD as a partner. We are also appreciative of the numerous agencies that provided letters of support in our efforts to obtain this grant, including:
- Chino Hills State Park;
- Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG);
- Southern California Edison;
- Yorba Linda Water District;
- Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District; and
- Orange County Conservation Corps.