Wednesday, July 15, 2020

UCCE Central Sierra: Participate in a Public Safety Power Shutoff Needs Assessment

Reminder to Participate in a Public Safety Power Shutoff Needs Assessment.
What impacts did the Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), last fall, cause you?
If you have already completed the survey or weren't affected, please disregard this email.
Dear Central Sierra resident,

I am part of a team of a University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) personnel conducting an assessment of needs around Public Safety Power Shutoffs. We have developed this online survey to understand the impacts of last fall’s power shutoffs that were carried out by multiple utilities to reduce wildfire hazard during high fire hazard weather events.

You received an email from me last week requesting your participation in this study. I am following up with a request to participate in my study. The survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete. Your participation in this survey is voluntary, however it will be very helpful. It will be helpful to us even if you did not experience a power shutoff.

The results from this survey will be used to inform the development of resources and educational materials related to public safety power shutoffs. Your answers will be kept confidential and the results will be shared in an aggregate form via reports, peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.

If you have already answered, thank you, and please disregard this reminder. Since the survey is anonymous, we do not track who has and hasn’t completed it.

For information about the project, contact the Principal Investigator, Vikram Koundinya at 530.400.0345 and & the UC Davis Institutional Review Board. and 916.703.9151.
Thank you for your participation in this project!

For additional information about the project, please feel free to contact me at

Thank you for your collaboration with this project!


Susie Kocher
Forestry and Natural Resources Advisor
University of California Cooperative Extension – Central Sierra (El Dorado, Calaveras, Amador and Tuolumne Counties)
Al Tahoe Learning Center - 1100 Lyons Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Your UCANR EDEN team (Extension Disaster Education Network

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Accessibility: Should you need assistance or require special accommodations for any of our educational programs, please contact us at 530-621-5502. 

The University of California working in cooperation with County Government and
the United States Department of Agriculture.

It is the policy of the University of California (UC) and the UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities. (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at Inquiries regarding ANR’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to UCANR, Affirmative Action Compliance & Title IX Officer, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618, (530) 750-1397.

UC Cooperative Extension Central Sierra | 311 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667

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