The several initiatives described in “Reconnect Nature” seek to preserve and enhance Paradise’s relationship to its setting in a beautiful, yet all too fragile, pine and oak forest. Limiting sprawl, preserving wildlife and natural vegetation, creating parks, and creating buildings that merge with their surroundings – these were all ways to keep the town’s sylvan character.
At the same time, Paradise needed to make sure that calamities like the Camp Fire do not recur. To that end, the natural environment in and around the town needs to be tended: by clearing vegetation around buildings, by creating fire routes through the forest, and by using sustainable practices in the new buildings.
Huddlestun, Ryan M.; Hoyos, Victor; Giombi, Natalie; Smith, Sophia; Klimeck, Kaleena; and Delgado, Nolan, "Reconnect Nature" (2019). Goals. 6.