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Grazing for Fire Prevention

Overview

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Recently, we have seen California’s wildfire grow in intensity, scope and size. As thousands of acres of expansive open spaces burn each year in the state, along with destroying homes and communities there is interest in actively working to create a more fire resilient landscape. Managed livestock grazing with goats, sheep and cattle is one tool homes owners, land managers, communities and public agencies can utilize to reduce fire fuel loads that can lead to catastrophic fires. The goal of managed grazing is to reduce "fine fuels" that can carry a fire, not to "fire proof" your landscape. 

You can learn more in this homeowners guide to managed grazing and fire preparedness. (Coming soon). 

This page includes additional resources to assist you in implementing a managed grazing program and technical resources that can help you refine your managed grazing plan. 

 

Resources

**This section is currently being populated with additional resources. For questions on specific topics or additional resources please email Tkschohr@ucanr.edu

 

Video - Webinar Grazing for Fire Prevention

Wildfire Home and Property Checklist - Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety Wildfire Checklist.  

 

Wildfire preparedness - Blog from UC Cooperative Extension