Green DOT Transportation Solutions was contracted by the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria to prepare a Hazard Mitigation Plan for the Tribe. The Tribe faces physical, technological, and anthropogenic hazards including, but not limited to, severe weather, floods, wildland fires, communication failures, droughts, earthquakes, fishing losses, hazardous material spills, mud landslides, and electric power outages. Adopting a Hazard Mitigation Plan containing an empirical evaluation of these hazards will allow for effective prioritization of mitigation projects to reduce risk and will qualify the Tribe for funding sources available to mitigate these hazards. Having an adopted Hazard Mitigation Plan is a requirement for the Mechoopda Tribe to be eligible for FEMA funding. This Plan is conducting a comprehensive stakeholder and community outreach campaign to identify what the Mechoopda community believes are the biggest threats to the Tribe, Tribal assets, and what the community wants to see for mitigation measures. Many community members have been personally affected by wildfire, electrical outages, and pandemic health conditions. The Hazard Mitigation Plan will prepare the Tribe and Tribal members for protection, preparation, and resilience against unpredictable natural hazards and disaster events. The Green DOT team also wrote the Hazard Mitigation Grant, securing the $150,000 necessary to develop this essential Tribal Plan. The Final Mechoopda Hazard Mitigation Plan is scheduled for completion and adoption by December 2021.
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