ResilientShasta

The Shasta Regional Transportation Agency (SRTA) was awarded a Caltrans Transportation Planning Grant in May 2019 to help fund the ResilientShasta Extreme Climate Event Mobility and Adaptation Plan. The plan’s focus is to identify ways to help improve the safety, resiliency, and efficiency of our regional transportation system in the face of climate change extreme weather events.

The ResilientShasta project includes opportunities for stakeholder collaboration; developing “lessons learned” from recent wildfire, flood, and snow events; and addressing needs of vulnerable populations, such as the elderly and disabled. One area of particular interest is how we can improve and manage the regional transportation system to optimize the efficiency and safety of evacuation routes, emergency ingress, and detours during emergencies.

The ResilientShasta plan should be completed by late 2021. 

Evacuation of the Quartz Hill Road area during the Carr Fire.

Related Projects within the Shasta Region

  • City of Redding - Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) Program
  • Caltrans - Climate Action Report
  • The McConnell Foundation - Post Carr Fire Hazard Fuels Reduction (CAL FIRE CCI)
  • CAL FIRE Priority Fuel Reduction Projects
    • Highway 44 fuel break
    • West Redding fuels reduction
    • China Grove fuel break