Paradise Recreation and Parks Director Dan Efseaff walks toward the Little Feather River Canyon in Butte County, Calif. Efseaff wants to try a radical idea in Paradise: Pay people not to rebuild in this slice of canyon, to create a safety buffer to prevent future wildfires from spreading. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption Paradise Recreation and Parks Director Dan Efseaff walks toward the Little Feather River Canyon in Butte County, Calif. Efseaff wants to try a radical idea in Paradise: Pay people not to rebuild in this slice of canyon, to create a safety buffer to prevent future wildfires from spreading. Dan Efseaff, the parks and recreation director for the devastated town of Paradise, Calif., looks out over Little Feather River Canyon in Butte County. The Camp Fire raced up this canyon like a blowtorch in a paper funnel on its way to Paradise, incinerating most everything in its path, including scores of homes. Efseaff is floating an idea that some may think radical: paying people not to rebuild in this slice of canyon: “The whole community needs some defensible space,” he says. Residents would get expanded green space for recreation and a vital safety buffer to h...