San Rafael - San Anselmo Fuel Reduction Zone Project (San Rafael 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)

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

Upcoming Public Field Trip: August 29, 10am-noon

Join us for a walk in the project area. We'll meet at the end of Ridgewood Drive in San Rafael and hike out from there. Please bring water and be prepared to hike on uneven terrain. Parking may be limited - please consider carpooling. Click HERE for directions to the meeting location via Google Maps.

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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 or download the file kmz.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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Project Type

Vegetation Management

Lead Agency

San Rafael
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