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 In addition, the existing long-term forecasts of these planning elements are likely no longer applicable to the region.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.