Grazing – Utilizing Fuels Reduction Tools

Brush is quickly regrowing within the Camp Fire footprint, becoming a new fire threat to landowners rebuilding within the Camp Fire footprint or living in homes that survived the fire. In Magalia, the Butte County Fire Safe Council has begun grazing operations through a Cal Fire Camp Fire grant funded by California Climate Investments. Goats and sheep are being corralled through the green belts of the Paradise Pines Property Owners Association (PPOA) to nibble and munch on the plants that crowd together and pose a fire threat to landowners.

Goats graze on the PPOA Greenbelt in Magalia.

Grazing is one of a handful of tools fire prevention specialists use to keep communities living in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) safe. As the State of California aims to treat more acres per year to prevent the negative effects of wildfire, grazing will ideally become more widely used to mitigate the impacts of wildfire. Below is a link to a map of where grazing will be conducted within the PPOA greenbelt.

Grazing Map (459 downloads )