Are there other organizations and agencies that can provide financial and technical assistance tree removal and watershed protection?

The Napa County Resource Conservation District (RCD) has many staff members and helpful resources for landowners whose property burned and are looking for guidance on how to manage vegetation going into the winter and on a long-term basis. Their Post-Fire Website includes brochures regarding burned woodland, hazard trees, and tree removal. The RCD also offers site assessments to provide guidance regarding the installation of erosion control measures and the potential benefits of leaving trees in place. To schedule a site visit with the RCD, contact Bill Birmingham, RCD Conservation Program Manager, at [email protected] or (707) 252-4188.

The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is another potential resource and can provide landowners financial assistance through their Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Farm Services Agency (FSA) programs. NRCS may also be able to offer advice on preventing erosion, covering and protecting exposed soil, directing water away from vulnerable areas and more. The local NRCS contact is Contact Wendy Rash, District Conservationist for Napa & Vacaville offices at [email protected] or Napa Office telephone (707) 252-4189 and Vacaville (707) 448-0106 ext. 111 for more information, or visit the NRCS Post-Fire Disaster Assistance website.

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1. How should we prepare our property for rain?
2. How does fire contribute to flooding and erosion hazards?
3. What does fire do to the soil?
4. What are hydrophobic soils?
5. How does fire turn soil hydrophobic?
6. How do I tell if my soil is hydrophobic?
7. What is a flash flood?
8. What is debris flow?
9. What is a mudflow?
10. Debris flows and mudflows sound similar. How are they different?
11. What is the difference between a debris flow and a landslide?
12. Why are debris flows and mudslides so dangerous?
13. Where do debris flows occur?
14. What are the flooding and debris flow impacts that could potentially occur after a fire? For how long after the fire am I facing potential threats?
15. What type or size of storm event should I be concerned with?
16. What are some of the warning signs of a potential landslide or debris flow?
17. What effect does fire have on the trees on my property?
18. What steps should I take before removing trees on my property?
19. Can I remove trees that do not pose a health and safety hazard?
20. Does it matter what type of trees I would like to remove?
21. Can I remove burned trees and install a vineyard or other project in their place?
22. My property did not burn. Should I be concerned with post-fire debris flow and/or erosion?
23. Are there other organizations and agencies that can provide financial and technical assistance tree removal and watershed protection?
24. How do I protect my property from erosion, flash flooding, mudflows, and debris flow?
25. I'm concerned that using straw mulch as erosion control will increase my fire risk.
26. What is the purpose of the debris flow mitigation advice that Engineering offers in fire-affected areas?
27. I rent or lease my home. Will Napa County notify me and provide me debris flow mitigation advice?
28. Will Napa County install the erosion control measures for me on my property?
29. Where can I get assistance in placing erosion control measures on my property?
30. What do I do about debris that deposits on my property?