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Bass Lake Annex

CWPP PRIORITY #9 Community: Bass Lake Annex

Location: Section 35, R22E, T7S; Section 2 R22E T8S
Population: 89 dwelling units with numerous outbuildings

Specific Problems

  1. A large amount of timber fuels interspersed with heavy volumes of brush within and surrounding the community
  2. Narrow roads within the community
  3. Older homes and cabins in close proximity to one another

Evacuation Routes

North on Road 222/Crane Valley Road towards Bass Lake or south on Road 222/Crane Valley Road towards North Fork

Past Actions

  1. Proposed roadside fuel reduction and fuel-break construction along Road 222/Crane Valley Road
  2. Intermittent compliance inspections for PRC 4291 regulations by fire officials

Priority Mitigation Needs

  1. Citizen involvement to reduce fuels on their property and to utilize fire-wise construction techniques to improve structure survivability
  2. A 200’ to 300’ wide shaded fuel-break surrounding the community
  3. The elimination or reduction of fuels 100” on both sides of Road 222 / Crane Valley Road from Bass Lake to North Fork
  4. Continued fuel reduction on Sierra National Forest land adjacent to the community by the use of harvesting and thinning projects
  5. Implement a PRC 4291 compliance inspection program within the community

Education

Through homeowner association or town hall type meetings, develop and promote community specific programs designed to inform and involve the community on wildfire mitigation plans, escape routes, potential shelter-in-place locations, and activities that could reduce the risk to citizens, property and community assets.