Sonoma County Invests in Vegetation Management

Firefighters battle the Kincade Fire in unincorporated Sonoma County, Calif., near Geyservillle, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. The blaze forced evacuation orders and warnings for nearly all of Sonoma County stretching to the coast, with forecasts of strong winds prompting officials to start cutting electricity for millions of people in an effort to prevent more fires. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

The Board of Supervisors are setting aside up to $4-million of the PG&E settlement funds for vegetation management projects to prevent wildfires. The Board also allocated $660,000 for a county coordinator position on vegetation management as well as $500,000 for a regional workforce training program at the Santa Rosa Junior College that will focus on vegetation management and wildfire mitigation. This funding represents a portion of the $25-million of PG&E settlement funds set aside for brush management and fire prevention.