WRA Featured in Watch Duty Video: Land Management for Wildland Urban Landscape

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We are excited to share this educational video created by Watch Duty, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Sonoma County that provides real-time wildfire alerts, with support from the Sonoma Resource Conservation District and TOPO Collective

The video features Watch Duty’s CEO & Founder John Mills who received funding to assist with wildfire prevention work on his 150-acre private property in Sonoma County. The funding is allocated from the the North Bay Forest Improvement Program (NBFIP), a cost incentives program developed as a public-private partnership between local resource conservation districts and non-profit Clear Lake Environmental Research Center and funded by CAL FIRE grants. This program is available to small landowners within four North Bay counties to promote wildfire resilience projects on private lands. 

Prior to joining WRA, Molly Curley O’Brien led NBFIP’s project design, launch, and initial administration at its inception in 2020. Now at WRA, Molly leads both the program management and grant administration in partnership with the implementers and its lead agency.

WRA Landscape Restoration (WRA) performed the ecologically-sensitive fuels reduction and forest thinning for approximately 40 acres of Mr. Mills’ property. Their work will help to reduce wildfire hazards, manage invasive species, improve emergency access, and build forest resilience. The work was completed with the leadership of WRA-LR’s Conner Cummings, Restoration Project Manager, featured in the video.

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