Welcome to the Bonny Doon Fire Safe Council

Our Mission

To educate and mobilize the people of the Ben Lomond Mountain to protect their community, homes and environment from wildfire.

The Bonny Doon Fire Safe Council is a grass-roots, all volunteer organization aimed at raising awareness and taking action toward making Bonny Doon and the surrounding mountain communities fire adapted


  • Annual Meeting December 13 Our December annual meeting will feature guest speaker Jake Hess, CAL FIRE Deputy Chief Operations, San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit. Deputy Chief Hess and Battalion Chief Aldo Gonzalez were the ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2017, 2:12 PM by Joe Christy
  • January Backyard Burn Workshop Since the CAL FIRE complete Burn Ban in Santa Cruz County was lifted on November 20, and the Monterey Bay Air Resource District’s Backyard Burn Period begins December 1 ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2017, 10:03 AM by Joe Christy
  • Thanks to Everyone Who Supported our 2107 Chipping Program In the past month, we finished our 2017 Chipping Program, later than we had planned, but in slightly less contractor time than we had anticipated. While we were pleased by ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2017, 2:04 PM by Joe Christy
  • Chipping Program Begins After several false starts and much tuning of the program parameters, our 2017 chipping program has finally begun as write this. The response has been enthusiastic beyond our most optimistic ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2017, 6:10 PM by Joe Christy
  • Fire Season Is Most Definitely Not Over Even though we had ¼” of rain the night of October 19-20, it immediately started to warm up, the winds returned and the humidity dropped precipitously. Moreover, due to critical ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2017, 6:14 PM by Joe Christy
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Annual Meeting Bonny Doon Elementary School December 13, 2017 7 - 8:30 pm 
Backyard Burn Workshop 150 McGivern Way, Bonny Doon January 13, 2018 10am - Noon 
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