City of Shasta Lake Fuelbreaks
Through multiple grants, a series of shaded fuelbreaks are being constructed which will serve to protect the communities within the City of Shasta Lake.
37-05 Section B-West
For the current project, Western Shasta RCD was awarded a grant from the California Fire Safe Council, funded by the U.S. Forest Service, to construct a 20 acre, 200 foot wide shaded fuelbreak extending 0.8 miles across the northwest side of Shasta Lake City. Methods of treatment for this project include chipping, piling and burning, and browsing with goats. Completion is expected by the end of 2017.
A shaded fuelbreak is an area where brush and small trees are removed and the remaining trees are limbed up. It is designed to stop or slow potential wildfires that start outside of town and advance toward the community.