Roadside shaded fuel reduction work includes the removal of brush and small trees (usually less than eight inches in diameter at 4.5 feet above the ground) from private property at a distance up to 150 feet from the edge of the roadway. Remaining trees are limbed up to a height of 6 to 8 feet. The trimmed woody debris is chipped on-site and broadcast back onto the landowners’ property. Equipment used by trained conservation technicians may include but is not limited to mower, chainsaw, pole saw, masticator, chipper, and/or boom lift.
As with all TinderSmart Tehama services, the RCDTC works with willing landowners. A Temporary Entry Permit (TEP) is required before work begins. Contact tcrcd at tehamacountyrcd.org for your TEP.
Current Roadside Shaded Fuel Break Locations:
- Manton (up to 25 feet from the edge of the roadway)
- Manton School Road
- South Powerhouse Road