In the past several years, Californians have witnessed some of the largest and most severe wildfires in the history of the state, with growing numbers of homes and lives lost. Because of these recent fires affecting our communities, partner agencies aided in the development of a systematic program to provide options for commercial livestock operators to access restricted areas following a natural disaster in order to provide care for livestock. In coordination with local agencies, the Glenn County Sheriff's office, CalFire, US Forest Service, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), Glenn County Farm Bureau, Glenn Range Association and the Glenn County Agricultural Department have come together to create a program called the Ag Pass: a livestock access pass. Ag Pass cards are applied for by and distributed to agriculturalists before a disaster. This pass permits commercial livestock operators with 20 adult animals or more to gain entrance to evacuation zones, or other restricted areas, to provide feed, water, medical treatment, and other care to their commercial livestock.
Local Glenn County Agencies in Support of the Ag Pass
2021 Glenn/Tehama/Colusa County Livestock Disaster Ag Pass Registration
The University of California Cooperative Extension and CalFire are assisting the Tehama, Colusa and Glenn County Agricultural Departments and other local agencies to establish a program to provide access to commercial livestock operators within evacuation zones to care for livestock. During times of restricted access caused by a natural disaster, this registration may enable owners the ability to feed, water and medically treat large scale commercial livestock.
University of California Cooperative Extension is providing this survey tool to streamline registration for the County Agricultural Departments. All information shared in this survey will be passed along to the Glenn County Agricultural Departments selected for program administration, training registration and pass approval.