4.4. VEGETATIVE FUELS MANAGEMENT PLAN AND PROGRAM ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT
Using funds from a CalFire Community Wildfire Prevention Grant, a Vegetative Fuels Management Plan (VFMP) was prepared to describe actions that the City will implement on the City's approximate 6,400 acres of parks, greenways, and open spaces to minimize the risk of catastrophic wildfire and to enhance ecological health. Adoption of the VFMP is a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), so an environmental document, in this case a programmatic EIR, was prepared to analyze the effects of adopting the VFMP.
At its 3/08/21 Special Meeting, the Bidwell Park & Playground Commission (BPPC) reviewed the Final Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the VFMP, which includes the responses to the comments received and any changes made to the PEIR and VFMP in response to those comments. The Council will consider approving resolutions to certify the Final PEIR and its associated Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, and to adopt the Final VFMP. These documents are available on the City's website at: https://www.chico.ca.us/post/vegetative-fuels-management-plan.