CAL FIRE has identified 35 priority projects that can be implemented immediately to help reduce public safety risk for over 200 of California’s most wildfire-vulnerable communities. But the projects… "In total, Cal Fire identified 35 priority projects that can be implemented immediately to help reduce public safety risk for over 200 communities," the report said. In total, CAL FIRE identified 35 priority projects that can be implemented immediately to help reduce public safety risk for over 200 communities. In response to this Executive Order, CAL FIRE identified 35 priority fuel-reduction projects that can be implemented immediately to help reduce the public safety risk of wildfire. Through the declaration, the governor hopes to complete the 35 fuel-reduction priority projects recommended by Cal Fire before the peak of the wildfire season in the fall. Project examples include removal of hazardous dead trees, vegetation clearing creation of fuel breaks and community defensible spaces, and creation of ingress and egress corridors. The 35 projects were included in Cal FIRE’s 45 Day Community Wildfire Prevention & Mitigation Report that was released in response to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-05-19. “In total, Cal Fire identified 35 priority projects that can be implemented immediately to help reduce public safety risk for over 200 communities,” the report said. “This report’s recommendations on priority fuel reduction projects and administrative, regulatory, and policy changes can protect our most vulnerable communities in the short term and place California on a trajectory away from increasingly destructive fires and toward a more a moderate and manageable fire regime,” Cal Fire concluded. CAL FIRE and its partners completed those projects at a record pace while taking care to safeguard environmental and cultural resources. Newsom drafted a Cal Fire blueprint for removing excess trees and brush from 35 high-priority hot spots around the state within months. In 2019, Cal Fire identified 35 priority projects immediately needed to help reduce public fire safety risks, including removal of hazardous dead trees, vegetation clearing of fuel breaks and defensible spaces, and creation of ingress and egress corridors. Matthew Reischman, assistant deputy director for resource protection at Cal Fire, said five are completed and a … Wara said he was skeptical the 35 Cal Fire projects would get done this year. Last year at my direction, CAL FIRE expedited 35 priority fuel reduction projects that collectively protected 90,000 acres and over 200 of the state’s most wildfire-vulnerable communities.