The Greater Novato Shaded Fuel Break Project (GNSFB) includes a fuel reduction and forest health zone within 200 to 300 feet from the edge of structures adjacent to the wildland urban interface and heavily vegetated areas with a history or potential of ignition. The spread of exotic, invasive fire hazardous vegetation, and decades of dead vegetation accumulation resulting from fire suppression, drought, and sudden oak death has created significant wildfire hazards adjacent to the City of Novato and adjacent unincorporated areas. To mitigate these hazards in a manner that restores forest health and enhances native, fire resilient plant communities, a comprehensive plan and environmental compliance is in progress for a future multi-year mitigation effort.
Public Meeting Announcement - Mailed to all residents within 300 feet of the project area.
MWPA and the Novato Fire Protection District held a public workshop via zoom on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 from 6-8pm. Meeting materials and videos are posted below.
Public Workshop Materials
Workshop Main Presentation:
Room 1: Environmental Review
*Session 1 and 2 have the same presentation with different attendees
Room 2: Hazard Modelling & Fuel Break Design