The American Planning Association (APA) Small Town and Rural (STaR) Planning Division has awarded the Butte County Upper Ridge Community Plan the 2022 Vernon Deines Award for Outstanding Comprehensive Plan for a Large Jurisdiction. This national award recognizes comprehensive plans or special projects that exhibit excellence in the development of a small town or rural neighborhood, community, county, or region.
After suffering devasting losses in the 2018 Camp Fire, the Upper Ridge community came together to develop a community‐supported, long‐term vision for a thriving, resilient, and sustainable future. The fire’s devastation highlighted the area’s vulnerability to wildland fires and significantly impacted its landscape, community members, and priorities. The Upper Ridge Community Plan establishes a roadmap for rebuilding that addresses the community’s immediate needs while ensuring a healthier, safer, and more resilient future. Learn more about the project here.
Congratulations to Butte County and the rest of the project team for this national recognition!