2016 PG&E Fuel Reduction Grants
Marin-01: Camino Alto Pines
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On June 21, 2016, Marin County Fire Department’s Tamalpais Fire Crew (TFC) began work on the Camino Alto Fuel Reduction Project in Mill Valley. The focus of the project was to remove non-native Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata) trees that are suffering from Pitch Canker from a strategic ridgeline between the communities of Mill Valley and Corte Madera. Pitch Canker is causing the trees to slowly die resulting in increasing fuel loads in the advent of a wildland fire.
The project was funded by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) under an Emergency Drought Relief Grant. The Marin County Fire Department appreciates PG&E’s dedication to public and firefighter safety by assisting them with hazardous fuel reduction.
The work was performed over the course of four days in June 2016 that involved falling numerous trees of various sizes on a steep hillside. After the trees were fallen, the limbs were removed and burn piles were created from the slash. The boles of the trees were left to rot on the ground as most of them were too large to move. Trees located near the top access road were limbed and slash was moved to the edge of the road for chipping by the Conservation Corp North Bay. The piles will be burned once enough rain has fallen to reduce the fire danger.
Figure 1: Map of the Camino Alto Fuel Reduction Project near Corte Madera and Mill Valley, CA
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