The Diablo Fire Safe Council (DFSC) is sponsoring defensible space fuel reduction projects for 2019 – 2020.
The following was taken from the Diablo Firesafe Council Website. for more information see the 2019-20 Defensible Space Fuel Reduction Project Funding Program Description.
Cost-share assistance of up to $5,000 per project is available to groups or groups of individuals to hire a contractor to reduce fuel loads and create defensible space on your property! This program may be useful for Arundo removal in some circumstances.
The Diablo Fire Safe Council (DFSC) is sponsoring defensible space fuel reduction projects for 2019 – 2020. Emphasis will be on areas prioritized in the Alameda County and Contra Costa County Community Wildfire Protection Plans or where homeowners associations, civic organizations and other groups of individuals are organized and available to promote fire safe efforts.
Immediate funding will be available for chipping or removal of homeowner cut materials. Projects that have possible environmental concerns or the potential to disturb protected species will be reviewed for impacts prior to funding. Best management practices will need to be incorporated into all ground disturbing fuel reduction work.
Funds are targeted for fuel reduction projects that result in a group of homes that meet the defensible space requirements set forth by local fire codes or Public Resource Code 4291. To be eligible for funding a project must be:
The map below shows that there are a few patches in the eligible zones in the Green Valley area and Lafayette.