The South County Shaded Fuel Break is a 339-acre project designed to create safe ingress for first responders and egress for evacuating residents. The project, when complete, will treat 75-ft on either side of the roadway to create a shaded fuel break that is a total of 150-ft wide in the vicinity of Alta Sierra.
This project runs west-east from HWY 49 along Buck Mountain Road and Lodestar Drive to Dog Bar Rd. Additionally, this project includes a portion of Brewer Rd from the intersection of Buck Mountain Rd and Lodestar south.
Learn More: Find out about the implementation of this project and connect with partner Fire Safe Council of Nevada County: https://www.southcountyproject.org/
Funding for this project was secured through CAL FIRE’s Wildfire Prevention Grant. The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is a key project partner. They are managing the project and implementing the shaded fuel break.