For Immediate Release: October 13, 2015
Contact: Dennis Schmidt, 530.538.7681
Butte County - The Butte County Department of Public Works will start work on the Cherokee and Pentz Road Fire Fuels Reduction Project on October 25, 2016. Vegetation will be removed along the road, in the County’s right of way, to create defensible space and reduce the threat of wildfire. Public Works Road Crews, the Butte County Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program crews, and CAL FIRE Conservation Camp crews will cut and chip the vegetation.
Vegetation will be removed to reduce wildfire threat along Pentz Road from the Paradise Town limits to Highway 70 and also on portions of Cherokee Road. Crews will begin work on October 25, 2016 and the project will be completed by the end of spring 2017. Please watch for lane closures and traffic controls along both Pentz and Cherokee Roads.
This project is funded by a $47,426 grant from CAL FIRE’s State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund with a 30% match from the Butte County Road Fund. These funds are aimed at reducing the threat of large wildfires in and around communities within the State Responsibility Area of California.