San Rafael - San Anselmo Fuel Reduction Zone Project (Central Marin Zone Cost Share)

Photo taken within project area

The San Rafael - San Anselmo Fuel Reduction Zone Project (formerly called the Ridgewood Shaded Fuel Break Project) is a joint project of the San Rafael and Central Marin Member Agencies and includes collaboration among several partners, including San Rafael Fire, Ross Valley Fire, Town of San Anselmo, Marin County Parks, the Tamalpais Cemetery, and others. The proposed project includes environmental compliance, planning, outreach, and the first phase of implementation of a fuel reduction zone between San Rafael and multiple Central Marin communities. Project activities of this multi-year project would be phased and would include thinning of nonnative invasive eucalyptus trees and restoration with native species with the purpose of reducing wildfire risk and intensity in a strategically important location.

More information is available here: Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 8/18/23)

PUBLIC FIELD TRIP - February 13, 10am - noon

Please join MWPA, San Rafael Fire, Ross Valley Fire, Town of San Anselmo, and the Ecologically Sound Practices Partnership to hear about the first 10 acres of project implementation (the "pilot project"), planned for early 2024. The tour will also give an overview on the project planning process and next steps after the pilot is completed.

Date/Time: Feb 13, 10am-noon

Location: Mt Tam Cemetery 2500 Fifth Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901

Directions: Park on Fifth Avenue in San Rafael near the entrance of the Mt. Tam Cemetery. You may walk in if you're comfortable walking uphill (directions are available at this link) or you can opt for a short shuttle ride into the field trip location.

Weather: If rain is forecasted, we will email those who have RSVP'd and post any updates on this page. Moderate to heavy rain cancels.

Please RSVP to

8/16/23 Public Meeting:

Thank you for joining us for a virtual presentation and Q&A session on August 16, 2023 from 6:00 to 7:30pm. If you missed the meeting, we invite you to watch the presentation and review the slides by following the links below.

Residents in the area received this meeting invitation in the mail.

Presentation Video: Available here

Presentation Slides: Available here

On August 29, 2023 neighbors and various stakeholders joined MWPA, San Rafael Fire, Ross Valley Fire, and MCOSD for a walk in the project area. Stay tuned for future opportunities to view project implementation activities.

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More Project Resources

Click here to view the map
To view the project area spatially, click on this link: Overview KMZ and download the file. This file is viewable using Google Earth and allows the user to navigate and zoom into different parts of the project area. Open the file with or install Google Earth - use these instructions.

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Approval Meeting

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