In response to information from the Fire & Forest Ecosystem Health Team
presented at the annual meeting re.the length of time between scheduled
maintenance in fuel breaks, Cathy Koos Breazeal from the Amador Fire Safe
Council has submitted the following comments and questions:
"Here in Amador County, we have been building shaded fuel breaks since 2003 and
we monitor those projects regularly for maintenance and I am seeing the fuel
breaks in all states of need, from pristine at 5 years, to needing maintenance
after only 2 or 3 years. We are working primarily in elevations from 2200 to
4000 feet. Some of the difference I think can be attributed to how the project
was laid out by the RPF (we
use 3 or 4 RPFs) and what contractor did the work; as well as the obvious
differences in aspect, plant community, etc.
Is there more information the FFEH team can share on this topic?"
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