Welcome to Butte County

Butte County is a place of natural beauty with countless opportunities for recreation in both rural and urban environments. Many Butte County residents live in one of the five incorporated towns or cities: Biggs, Chico, Gridley, Oroville or Paradise. Butte County government provides services to residents through 23 diverse departments. Services include elections, road maintenance, public safety, solid waste disposal, and health and human services to name a few.

Healthy Watersheds and Fire Adapted Communities Forum

The Forum will be held at the Sierra Nevada Big Room in Chico, CA on September 22nd from 9:30am to 4:00pm. The presenters will focus on informing and engaging local communities and decision makers about the health, challenges, threats and good work that is happening within Northern California’s fire adapted environments. The forum will include the history of Northern California’s watersheds and the attention they need to remain resilient in light of our changing climate.

The Forest Ranch Fire Safe Council, Terra Fuego Resource Foundation and the Sacramento River Watershed Program will be hosting the Healthy Watersheds and Fire Adapted Communities Forum as a part of "Sierra Nevada Watershed Protection Week," which is the third week of September. Visit www.terrafuego.org/hwfac for more information and the register for the forum.

Bark Beetles are Killing Millions of Trees in California

Dead trees become fuel for wildfire.

Remove Your Dead Trees Reduce Your Wildfire RiskTiny insect creatures—bark beetles—and drought are a deadly combination. Together they are killing millions of trees, greatly increasing the risk of wildfire in California. Learn more at www.readyforwildfire.org.

What can be done? By being proactive you can make a very important difference to help reduce your wildfire risk; first by removing dead trees on your property, especially around your home. Next, homeowners should properly maintain the trees on their property by thinning overgrown trees, removing dense underbrush, and watering high- value trees as necessary depending on weather conditions. All of these steps will help create a healthy, more resilient forest for generations to come. 

What to do

If you think bark beetles may be infesting trees on your property, check out the links below. You may also call Dave Derby, Forester with CAL FIRE / Butte County Fire at 530.872.6334 if you have questions about your trees and the bark beetle.


Call 911 for Police, Fire or Medical emergencies.

Child Abuse
800.400.0902 or

24 Hour Domestic Violence Help
800.895.8476 or

Rape Crisis
800.656.4673 or

Elder Abuse

Children Mental Health Crisis
800.371.4373 or

Adult Mental Health Crisis
800.334.6622 or

Victim/Witness Program
530.538.7340 or