Wildfire Preparedness: Hazardous Fuel Mitigation

MRFD assists rural residents within the district in taking steps to protect their land and structures from wildfires before fires start. The Fuel Mitigation Crew worked through the summer in the community helping homeowners in the District to reduce the fuels around their homes and make their properties safer and more resistive to wildfire.  The program cuts brush and thins trees on a property to produce defensible space around homes in the wildland urban interface. MRFD crews help 30 to 35 property owners each year with these projects, utilizing grant funding and homeowner matching funds to provide the work.