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Yuba Watershed Protection and Fire Safe Council

Wildfire Mitigation Review Program

Defensible space

This is a free program designed to provide an on-site review of resident homes and property. The purpose of this review is to assess the homes current level of wildfire preparation and to make recommendations on actions that will reduce risk to wildfire.


Property Reviews include inspection of Defensible Space Zones

  • THE EMBER-RESISTANT ZONE (Zone 0) | 0–5 feet: The zone within 5 feet of your home reduces the vulnerability of the home to embers by creating a zone of ember-resistant materials around the home. Gravel, a concrete or brick walkway.
  • THE LEAN, CLEAN AND GREEN ZONE (Zone 1) | 5–30 feet: The objective of this zone is to reduce the risk of fire spreading from surrounding vegetation to the home. Lean indicates that there is only a small amount of vegetation, if any, present. Clean indicates that vegetative debris and dead materials are routinely removed. Green indicates that vegetation within this zone is kept green and well irrigated (if appropriate) during fire season.
  • THE REDUCED FUEL ZONE (Zone 2) | 30–100 feet: The objective of this zone is to reduce fire spread and restrict fire movement into the crowns of trees or shrubs. Remove dead plant material, lower tree branches and other ladder fuels.


A Wildfire Mitigation Review will be conducted by a trained advisor volunteer upon home owners request.

The review will include access route clearance and signage, home hardening upgrades, and defensible space fuel reduction treatment and options.

Learn how to improve the likelihood of your home surviving a wildfire and schedule a FREE review today for your Yuba County Home!

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