Greater Novato Shaded Fuel Break Project

Aerial view of Novato from Loma Verde Open Space Preserve

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:

Video - Main Session 11/9/2022

Slides - Main Session

Agenda Here

Room 1: Environmental Review  

Video - Breakout Room 1 (Session 1)

Video - Breakout Room 1 (Session 2)

Slides - Breakout Room 1

*Session 1 and 2 have the same presentation with different attendees

Room 2: Hazard Modelling & Fuel Break Design

Video- Breakout Room 2 (Session 1 & 2)

Relevant Projects



Approval Meeting

CEQA Documentation


Marin wild fire projects

Project Type

Fuel Break

Lead Agency

Novato Fire Protection District
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