State Responsibility Area Fire Fuel Reduction

Corpsmembers from the Greenwood Center are putting tree branches and stumps from dead and dying trees through a wood chipper during a fuel reduction project in a State Responsibility Area (SRA).

Removing dead and dying trees along with vegetation in and around structures where people live in wildland areas is key to stopping wildfires and saving property, and most importantly, lives.

In partnership with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the California Conservation Corps (CCC) receives funding to reduce and remove trees and vegetation that could fuel wildfires in areas where the State of California is responsible for fire protection.

The CCC completed more than 200 State Recreation Area (SRA) projects since the program began in 2011 and treated more than 3-thousand acres – four times the size of Central Park.

Local Fire Safe Councils, county agencies and utilities also engage the CCC to complete fuel reduction projects.

SRA/Fuel Reduction work performed by CCC Corpsmembers includes:

  • Controlled burns
  • Chipping
  • Brushing
  • Shaded fuel breaks/fire lines
  • Vegetation Removal
  • Burned Area Recovery/Erosion Control