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Posted by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 01:30 PM Updated by: News_Desk on 03/28/2017 01:30 PM
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Arnold Resident Recognized For Fire Prevention Efforts

Reno, NV...On Wednesday, March 22, Pete Padelford, of Blue Lake Springs Homeowners Association, in Arnold, CA was awarded one of several National Wildfire Mitigation Awards, at the Wildland Urban-Interface Conference, in Reno, NV,



The award is sponsored by, the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the USDA Forest Service.

This award recognizes “sustained wildfire mitigation actions that lead to community fire adaptation and recognizes organizations and individuals who have implemented successful and sustainable wildfire mitigation projects on the ground in their communities.”

Pete was instrumental in expanding Fire Prevention efforts in Arnold, including Cal Fires Volunteers in Prevention (VIP), promoting others to volunteer and provide technical support to improved Fire Prevention, helping to build a database for monitoring property owner information, tracking dead trees due to the Western Pine Beetle attacks on ponderosa pines in Calaveras County and building a shaded fuel break around and within the Blue Lake Springs Subdivision, funded through PG&E and California SRA grant funds.




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Nice tie.
Posted on: 2017-03-28 13:33:38   By: Anonymous
 
All of them.

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    Re: Nice tie.
    Posted on: 2017-03-28 20:54:19   By: Anonymous
     
    The VIP program is very interesting! They tend to interpret the regulations in a very interesting way. Has anyone noticed the widespread tree death is rampant in Blue Lake Springs? Why? Have their practices been different? YES! They require landowners to remove ALL ground litter leaving nothing to help maintain moisture in the soil. Bark beetles are attracted to trees that are stressed! I'm not a naturalist or forester, just a resident that has observed these practices over the years and have observed patterns of removal, stress, and extreme tree mortality. We need to have a balance of fire prevention and a healthy ecosystem!

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      Re: Nice tie.
      Posted on: 2017-03-29 03:50:06   By: Anonymous
        Edited By: thepinetree
      On: 2017-04-02 14:32:36


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      Re: Nice tie.
      Posted on: 2017-03-29 05:17:31   By: Anonymous
       
      Agree wih the moderation comment. The requirements forced on home owners needs to be modified to support the current conditions.

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      Re: Nice tie.
      Posted on: 2017-03-30 10:36:42   By: Anonymous
       
      Mulch on the ground is not the reason for the tree mortality, look at our open forest land around Arnold, with deep duff. Your comments are foolish. There are too many trees and no moisture due to the drought and once the beetle gets started only mother nature can help. Don't show how much you don't know buy make uninformed comments that are worthless.

      Clearing needles is required to help prevent the spread of Wildland Fire, people like you who resist the law will only be subject to fines, which should be unnecessary, follow the law, defensible space is what will save your home if we experience another serious fire, which we will.

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        Re: Nice tie.
        Posted on: 2017-04-02 17:28:41   By: Anonymous
         
        This reply is foolish!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-03-29 08:53:22   By: Anonymous
 


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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-03-29 10:09:22   By: Anonymous
     
    Pete Padelford, earned this recognition. What have you done for your community:?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-03-30 10:45:33   By: Anonymous
     
    No this is recognition of people who volunteer to help save property and lives.
    Rather than being on the golf course, they walk the forest and try to map out the best ways to create fire breaks, reduce fuel loads and serve their Community.
    When the next fire occurs these actions, selflessly given, will save lives and homes....Fire Prevention is a real thing, get involved rather than making dumb comments.

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Congratulations
Posted on: 2017-03-29 10:08:03   By: Anonymous
 
Thank you Pete Padelford, of Blue Lake Springs Homeowners Association,
for your hard work.
I was a VIP for 15 years until I was threatened for not signing the loyalty oath to bear arms to protect California. 15 people left training that day. The next year they eliminated the loyalty oath.
If you are able the VIP needs lots of people to help.
We never got inspected last year. But we do our clearing as required, no matter who is checking or not.


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