The objective of this project is to establish and maintain a defensible space zone along the perimeter of NPS land that is directly adjacent to Highway 1 and the residential hillside community in the high fire danger zones of Muir Beach. This area includes approximately 37 acres of dense stands of unmaintained trees and brush, including Scotch and French broom and heather on steep slopes. Frequent ignitions along this roadway pose a significant hazard. Vegetation management will reduce fire intensity near homes and improve the chances that suppression efforts would be successful in the event of a wildfire. Extensive coordination with the National Park Service has taken place during the planning and implementation of this project as it takes place on federal land. Phase one of this project includes up to 18 acres. Environmental compliance for phase one of this project is complete and implementation will begin fall 2022.