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Debris Removal  |  Hillslope Erosion  | Disaster Assistance

Debris Removal Requirements

The deadline for completion of property cleanup under a Debris and Ash Removal (DAR) plan is September 1, 2021. Documentation of cleanup including the Self-Certification form, soil sampling report, and receipts for the disposal of debris and ash may be submitted by mail or in-person to Napa County Planning, Building & Environmental Services, 1195 Third St., Suite 201, Napa CA 94559, or sent by email to Please call (707) 299-1350 or email for more information or if you have any questions. 

Please visit the Hennessey Fire and Glass Fire Phase I and Phase II Documents and Instructions page for additional debris removal details.

5 Steps for Preventing & Monitoring Hillslope Erosion After Fires

1. View NVG's Fire Recovery Seminar Recordings from October 28 & 29, 2020 in our "Past Presentations" library including:

  • Financial & Technical Assistance with NRCS, FSA, and Napa County RCD

  • Clean-up & Rebuild with Napa County PBES and Napa Firewise

2. Determine what assistance makes the most sense for your property:

3. Contact Napa County Resources Conservation District (RCD) to schedule a site visit and receive free technical advice on erosion control and restoring burned properties and bulldozed fire lines

4. Contact the Natural Resources Conservation District (NRCS) and Farm Services Agency (FSA) for guidance on financial assistance for land restoration and vineyard replanting

5. Plan to monitor your hillslope

  • Note from NRCS: For any other particular slopes/banks that a person is concerned about moving this winter, NRCS recommends placing at least 1 T-post or piece of rebar at the edge of the concerned area. Place the post/rebar about 2-3 feet into the ground and then, using bright paint, paint a line where the post/rebar meets the soil. On larger areas, 3 – 5 T posts may be recommended. (If the monitoring post is in an area with vehicle or pedestrian access, you may also want to paint the top of the post or place brightly colored flags to notify others of the potential tripping hazard.)

    When taking photographs of the T posts for monitoring purposes, take one close up and one further away to help visualize any overall changes in the landscape. If more than 2-3 T posts are placed in the landscape, it may be helpful to number them in some way above the bright paint to help track pictures or use geotagging on your camera. This monitoring plan will help you visualize how much if any, the soil moves this year.

Disaster Assistance

USDA has available assistance for agricultural producers affected by the recent wildfires. At this time there is no disaster assistance to cover losses due to smoke taint. NVG is advocating for you and encourages you to reach out to legislators to request additional assistance.

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