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Roadside Fuel Reduction

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 10 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 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

Past Roadside Fuel Break Projects