Keeping Wildfire in its Natural Place
Strategic Community Fuelbreak Improvement Project
The Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS for the project was published in the Federal Register on December 28, 2012.
Be sure to submit your scoping comments!
Brief report on mastication fuel treatments with an example from CA.
As the Co-leads of FireScape Monterey, we welcome you to this open, collaborative community, working to protect life and property affected wildfire and healthy resilient ecosystems of the Northern Santa Lucia Mountains and the Monterey Coast. We three are very different, but we have volunteered together to lead this effort with the conviction that we need to bring many kinds of knowledge and experience together to arrive at creative, workable solutions to fire-related issues in this extraordinary landscape. Please join us, the Core Team and the many participants who are already bringing their energy to this exciting effort.
Co-leads of FireScape Monterey (left to right):
Jeff Kwasny - Los Padres National Forest
Gordon Johnson - California Wilderness Project
Butch Kronlund - Coast Property Owner's Association.
The activities of FireScape Monterey revolve around the group's vision statement and five shared values.
FireScape Monterey promotes protection of both life and property affected by wildfire and healthy resilient ecosystems through collaborative stewardship.
• Fire adapted human communities
• Healthy watersheds
• Native biodiversity
• Cultural resources
• Aesthetic, natural and wilderness qualities of the northern Santa Lucia Mountains.
The Monterey Ranger District of the Los Padres National Forest is pleased to participate with our local communities and many partners in this exciting new approach to foster shared and mindful stewardship of the Northern Santa Lucia Mountains and the Monterey Coast. I encourage open, public participation in this collaborative effort. Working together, we can develop a framework to nurture resilient natural ecosystems while making our local communities safer and sustainable. . . . MORE
Timothy Short, District Ranger
Monterey Ranger District, Los Padres National Forest
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