Unseasonal wildfires that started last week ravaged California. At least four large uncontrollable fires burned acreage and threatened homes in Northern and Southern California. Fires burned in Riverside County, Tehama County, Glenn County and Ventura County. In Northern California, a fire has blackened 11 square miles of wilderness in Tehama County.
According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, commonly known as Cal Fire, thousands of firefighters are fighting the fires using engines, bulldozers and aircraft worked to corral the blaze.
The Center is proposing to build woodchip-to-electricity plants (10 MW) in California that would use wood from wildfire areas pre-cut to prevent them from damaging valuable areas and destroying homes. There is no reason that uncontrolled wildfires should be allowed to ravage California year after year. Not only can the wildfires be contained, pre-cut wood can serve as a renewable resource for producing electricity. The links below provide more information about our proposed program(s):
Scoping Visit: Sacramento Outreach