Source: City of Goleta
The development of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is the process whereby a community collaboratively seeks to understand the threat of wildfires. It identifies the community’s values, and determines whether these values are vulnerable to damage or loss from wildfire then develops a course of action for protecting those values. The City of Goleta’s CWPP provides a science-based assessment that includes extensive field data gathering, compilation of existing data and information, and the participation of stakeholders such as citizens, business owners, local organizations, community leaders, and agencies such as Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) and the Los Padres National Forest. This CWPP was prepared in consideration of and consistent with objectives and policies set forth in the City’s General Plan, Strategic Plan, and related Open Space Management Plans.