FIRESafe MARIN Projects - Muir Woods Park

 

Erica Road Fuel Break

COMMUNITIES: Muir Meadows

INTERFACE: Muir Woods National Monument, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

FIRE DISTRICT: Marin County Fire Department

FUNDING PROVIDED: $40,000 (FY 2003)

OBJECTIVE: Create a fuel break and improve emergency access

DESCRIPTION: A defensible space will be created between residents and the NPS through the removal of broom, dry grass, and eucalyptus trees in a high severity zone located in the Muir Meadows community along Highway One and Fire Road Number One.

NPS-GGNRA/FSM TASK AGREEMENT NO. 505

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Panoramic Pines Fuel Reduction Project

Panoramic Pines Fuel Reduction

COMMUNITIES: Mill Valley

INTERFACE: Muir Woods National Monument, Mount Tamalpais State Park

FIRE DISTRICT: Marin County Fire Department

FUNDING PROVIDED: $30,000 (FY 2001)

OBJECTIVE: Convert two acres of Monterey pine to grassland to reduce hazardous fuels and improve emergency access.

DESCRIPTION: A dense stand of Monterey pines planted in the 1980's and now infected with exotic pitch canker represents a hazardous fuel condition along Panoramic Highway. The Panoramic Highway corridor is a steep narrow roadway that provides access to more than 300 homes in Mill Valley, California. This project will convert approximately two acres of Monterey pines to grassland. Trees will be felled, branches will be chipped and used for mulch onsite; hay straw and grass seed will be spread in barren areas.

Total project cost is $45,000. Funding is also provided by Marin County Fire Department.

NPS/FSM TASK AGREEMENT NO. 5

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Last updated: February 28, 2015

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