Graham Hill Wildfire Fuel Load Reduction

Graham Hill Wildfire Fuel Load Reduction

Fuel Load Reduction Times Publishing Group Inc tpgonlinedaily.comWork Begins along Graham Hill Road Oct. 8

Fuel Load Reduction Times Publishing Group Inc tpgonlinedaily.comThe Resource Conservation District (RCD), working with Cal Fire and California State Parks, has scheduled Phase 3 of the Wildfire Fuel Load Reduction project along Graham Hill Road.

On Monday, October 8 crews will begin the removal of invasive Acacia and French broom on approximately 1.4 acres of road front property between Rollingwoods Drive and Lockewood Lane. The work is to prevent wildfire and improve safety along the Graham Hill corridor. Designated as a high priority by Cal Fire, the project will help to ensure safe travel along this critical access route in the case of wildfire.

The selective clearing can also have a positive impact on sensitive species by improving critical wildlife habitat and reducing the risk of catastrophic fire.

Funding for this project was awarded to the RCD through a grant from Cal Fire. For more information contact Angie Gruys at the RCD at agruys@rcdsantacruz.org OR 831-464-2950 x22

Fuel Load Reduction Times Publishing Group Inc tpgonlinedaily.comThe RCD works with local fire agencies, fire protection districts and fire safe councils to implement recommendations in the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) and conduct a multitude of public outreach, workshops and educational efforts emphasizing fire safe awareness and prevention.

For more information on how residents can prepare for wildfire visit: www.firesafesantacruz.org

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