A Public Private Partnership Formed to Mitigate
Future Disasters in our Community

The Partnership for Resilient Communities is a nonprofit organization focused on safety and resiliency in support of and to augment public sector efforts in Santa Barbara County. We are local residents compelled to act after the tragic Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow in Montecito. 

We are Still at Risk

Over the next 5 YEARS, our community is at risk for additional debris flows. Revegetation has been sparse and drought remains. Weather experts predict El Niño conditions this fall and winter, bringing higher than average rainfall and intensity. Field and aerial studies by geologists pinpoint more debris, boulders and risk in our hills.  

What We Can We Do Now 

We cannot prevent rain, flood and debris flow. But we CAN leverage best practices from around the world to reduce the impact of the next debris flow. We have worked closely with our public agencies to activate private, non-profit and government funding to get more done, faster.