The Camp Fire

On November 8, 2018, the Camp Fire burned through the Town of Paradise and the communities of Magalia, Concow, Butte Creek Canyon and Pulga in Butte County. The Camp Fire is the largest and most devastating fire in California’s history and the most destructive in the nation in the past 100 years.


Post Camp Fire Regional Population & Transportation Study

Following the Camp Fire, the estimates of current population, housing, land use, and travel are unknown. In addition, the existing long-term forecasts of these planning elements are likely no longer applicable to the region. The Post-Camp Fire Regional Population & Transportation Study will analyze regional population, housing, employment, and traffic data for pre 2018, post 2019/20, and future Camp Fire time periods. The study will develop several scenarios for population and travel for the 2025, 2035, and 2045 time period(s) based on existing research, empirical data, and existing policies available at the time of study development. In addition, an update of the region’s short and mid-term transit plan will be completed with the collected data. The Study will inform the 2024 RTP/SCS and various land use, transportation, and housing plans and projects beyond the “best available” data used in development of the 2020 RTP/SCS.

Pre and Post Camp Fire Conditions Memorandum

The memorandum on the Pre and Post Camp Fire Conditions identifies changes in travel, economics, and demographics in Butte County comparing pre (2017/2018) and post (2019/2020) Camp Fire datasets. Multiple data sources were analyzed including traffic counts, surveys, public outreach events, inventories of land use, and cellular device travel information.

To view the memorandum and appendices, click the image and buttons below:

Butte County Transit & Non-Motorized Plan Update Existing Conditions Summary and Planning Framework

These memos provide a summary of the existing conditions of the B-Line service and the planning framework, which includes the key issues and guiding principles that will guide the development of future B-Line service recommendations.

Post Camp Fire Regional Growth Forecasts

This memorandum describes the population, housing, and employment forecasts for 2025, 2035, and 2045. The information included in this memorandum will inform the update of the Butte County Transit and Non-Motorized Plan and subsequent updates of the Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS). These forecasts will be updated again prior to including in the 2024 RTP/SCS in order to reflect the latest estimates from the state, 2020 census information, and impacts from the 2020 North Complex Fire.


If you have questions about the study or surveys, please contact Mike Wallace at