The Countywide Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CCWPP) is a voluntary community-driven document intended to provide community-focused fire protection and strategies for all unincorporated at-risk communities. The CCWPP will identify and prioritize potential vegetation treatment projects and other wildfire prevention strategies such as home hardening and public education. The CCWPP will also include region-specific risk assessment information. A finalized CCWPP will improve grant funding opportunities for communities to implement the identified strategies.

The CCWPP will be organized by forecast zones designations consistent with Los Angeles County Fire Department zones for evaluating fire weather due to similar climatological patterns. These forecast zones are: Antelope Valley, High Country, Santa Clarita Valley, Los Angeles Basin, and Santa Monica Mountains. Analysis at the Forecast Zone level can better capture fire weather influences and inform planning decisions related to fire management.

A concurrent effort to address wildfire is the Community Wildfire Protection Ordinance (CWPO).  The CWPO aims to modify existing regulations to strengthen wildfire protection for new development.  If approved, the CWPO will apply to new development in the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone and have specific requirements for new subdivisions and projects located in hillside areas.  Unlike the CCWPP which documents candidate local hazardous fuel reduction projects, the CWPO is a regulatory document which mandates specific requirements for new development.

Wildfire Prevention Mapper
Tutorial on how to use the Wildfire Prevention Mapper

A crowdsourcing tool was prepared by LA County Planning to collect locally sourced information on potential areas in need of wildfire fuels management in unincorporated Los Angeles County. Users can drop a location point or draw a polygon to identify and provide details of potential at-risk area where overgrown brush, grasses, trees, or non-vegetative hazards are observed. Information will be verified prior to being used to prioritize the County‚Äôs land management projects in the Countywide Community Wildfire Protection Plan. A quick tutorial on how to use the Wildfire Prevention Mapper is provided. The last day to submit your observations is October 9, 2022.

Community Workshops

Virtual workshops were held throughout summer of 2022 for region-based, such as forecast zones, discussions on fire protection and response strategies. Individual workshops were held for the High Country, Los Angeles Basin, Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, and Santa Monica Mountains forecast zones. Each workshop started with a general presentation on the Countywide Community Wildfire Protection Plan followed by more detailed information for the respective forecast zones.

Below are recordings from the individual workshops that talk about the fire environment and Wildfire Risk Assessment results within each forecast zone.

High Country
Los Angeles Basin
Santa Clarita Valley
Santa Monica Mountains

Community List by Forecast Zones – View map if your community is not listed.
Map of Los Angeles County showing the forecast zones within the unincorporated areas of the County.
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Santa Monica MountainsAntelope ValleySanta Clarita ValleyLos Angeles BasinHigh Country
Santa Monica MountainsAntelope AcresCastiacAltadena / Kinneloa MesaActon
Topanga CanyonLittle RockNewhallCatalina IslandAgua Dulce
Universal CityOat MountainEast AzusaAna Verde
Sand CanyonHacienda HeightsBouquet Canyon
Stevenson RanchHidden HillsElizabeth Lake & Lake Hughes
Twin LakesLa Crescenta-MontroseGreen Valley
Val VerdeLadera Heights/ View Park/ Windsor HillsJuniper Hills
North & West ClaremontKagel Canyon
North WhittierLeona Valley
Northeast La VernePearblossom
Northeast & West San DimasThree Points – Liebre Mountain
Rolling Hills/ WestfieldWrightwood
Rowland Heights
South Diamond Bar
South Monrovia Islands
Sylmar Islands
Walnut Islands
West Chatsworth
West Hills