Updated: Apr 26, 2021
Following up on my March 20, 2021 blog post, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, following the suggestions made by the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment (CLEE) consulting firm they hired, "took the first steps toward distributing up to $4 million in PG&E settlement funds for community fuels reduction projects in high-risk areas around the county." One expert said that this is only a drop in the bucket, compared with how much is really needed to do any sort of effective vegetation management. (Press Democrat, March 25, 2021)
CLEE's report, titled "Priorities for Sonoma County’s Vegetation Management Funds," is available online.
It is unclear at this point how much money has been granted to local groups who are ready and willing to take up "shovel-ready" projects to deal with vegetation management here in Sonoma County.