Project Title:Community Wildfire Protection Plan 
Case Number: (None)                                
Project Location:San Marcos Pass and Eastern Goleta Valley Mountainous Areas
Assigned Staff and Division:

Whitney Wilkinson, Long Range Planning Division

Status

The Final Draft San Marcos Pass/Eastern Goleta Valley Mountainous Area Community Wildfire Protection Plan was completed in February of 2019 and adopted by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors on March 5, 2019. Please click here to learn more about the development of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for the San Marcos Pass and Eastern Goleta Valley Mountainous Areas and to access the Final Draft Plan. 

 The concept of the CWPP arose under federal law with the Healthy Forests Restoration Act (HFRA) in 2003. In March of 2004, the National Association of State Foresters, Society of American Foresters, National Association of Counties, Communities' Committee, and Western Governor's Association published the guidance booklet "Preparing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan; A Handbook for Wildland-Urban Interface Communities". On August 8, 2011, the County Board of Supervisors approved a CWPP Development Process.

Residents of the San Marcos Pass/Eastern Goleta Valley Mountainous Areas expressed an interest in developing a CWPP, and development of a CWPP began in 2016. A CWPP Development Team consisting of community members and technical experts was formed to work in conjunction with a Fire Planning consultant to develop the plan. A County working group consisting of staff from County Fire, Planning and Development, and the County Executive Office gave guidance and support to the Development Team.

Click Here for the Final Draft San Marcos Pass/Eastern Goleta Valley Mountainous Area Community Wildfire Protection Plan.