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Please complete and share wildfire defensible-space survey

By typing an address into the CALFIRE Fire and Resource Assessment Program map, participants can see their area's fire hazard severity zone and whether it is in a local, state or federal responsibility area.

The California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection has created a public survey to help develop a baseline estimate of work needed to implement Zone 0 – clearing the first five feet surrounding any structure of combustibles such as woody plants, mulch and wood fences. This will inform their economic impact analysis for the regulations, which are intended to protect homes, businesses and communities. 

The board has asked UC ANR staff and academics to distribute the survey through their networks to maximize responses.

The following is suggested text for social media and email sharing: 

“Your input is needed! UC Cooperative Extension is partnering with the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to develop a new defensible space zone for wildfire resilience within the first 5 feet of a structure, known as Zone 0. We're asking California residents and business owners to help inform cost estimates for the implementation of these new science-driven defensible space standards. Please complete the 5-10 minute survey at It's open through April 5.”


Posted on Friday, March 24, 2023 at 12:38 AM
Tags: defensible space (1), March 2023 (18), wildfire (9)

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