Wildlife Habitat

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

  • Aesthetic vistas

  • 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.