Four workers reduce wildfire risk with mechanical mitigation.

Mechanical wildfire mitigation work begins later this week

October 30, 2023 at 11:49 am

Mechanical wildfire mitigation work in open space near Daniels Gate Road and Grigs Road will begin later this week and continue for approximately six weeks. Here are some things you need to know:

      • The trail through this property will be closed during the duration of this project. Please respect this closure for your safety and the safety of our contractors.
      • Heavy equipment will be running in the area. Please do not approach the machinery.
      • This mitigation work will include creating oak mosaics. By strategically thinning or removing some oak trees and underbrush, mosaic treatment can create natural firebreaks. These firebreaks can slow the spread of wildfires, giving firefighters a better chance to control the blaze and protect the community. This method also preserves scenic areas while implementing fire mitigation measures.
      • This project is the first mechanical mitigation project in the City's ongoing wildfire mitigation work.

For more information on wildfire mitigation efforts, visit the City's website at