Fuelbreaks in Greater Alpine
GAFSC works with our agency partners to design wildfire defense areas called "fuelbreaks". Strategically placed to help deflect wildfire around a group of homes, these mowed areas may be as few as 15 acres and as many as 50. Tractors fitted with large mowing heads known as masticators work in the fuelbreak areas, mowing dead and dying or highly flammable brush. Healthy specimens of broad leaf chaparral, such as Manzanita, oak, and mountain mahogany are left intact to serve as habitat.
Completed Fuelbreaks Funded
Southern Northern (Crown Hills) Horsethief Canyon
Alpine Heights (Lilacrest West) Victoria Loop Alpine Heights
Viejas Sweetwater Eastern (Farlin)