Virginia City Highlands Fire Safe Council

The Virginia City Highlands Fire Safe Council was established to help involve residents in practicing fire-safe activities in the Virginia City Highlands. Additionally, this council attempts to establish a community-wide approach to reducing the wildfire threat in the area through education and collaboration.

The program began with workshops in the Virginia City Highlands in the spring and summer of 2000, where forest health and defensible space training was conducted. Today, the council hosts workshops, distributes a monthly newsletters to residents and facilitates ideas for marking ingress and egress routes, coordinating wildfire hazard fuel cleanup days and community planning for fuel breaks and green stripping.