Fuel reduction treatments have been proven as a means of reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire that can threaten public safety and property.
Hazardous fuels are live and dead vegetation that has accumulated, increasing the likelihood of more extreme wildfires. When fire encounters areas of heavy fuel loads (continuous brush, downed vegetation or small trees) it can burn these surface and ladder fuels and may quickly move from a ground fire into a crown fire.
Hazardous fuel reduction generally requires the reduction of surface and ladder fuels. It may also require thinning out dense tree stands, preserving mature sized trees. It can be accomplished using fire, chemical and/or mechanical treatments.
Fuels reduction used in combination with frequent, low intensity controlled burns has many benefits:
Improves forest health
Increased rangeland for livestock grazing
- Improved wildlife habitat
Promotion of wildflowers and other native plants
Reduced risk of extreme fire wildfire
With over a decade of fire and land management experience, our staff can help develop a plan to safely and effectively meet your goals.