This project will reduce fuel loading around the community of Crestline, CA. Two of the treatment areas house vital water treatment facilities as well as water basins. The remaining treatment area is designed to provide an extra fuel break surrounding Lake Gregory. All of these areas are surrounded by structures, small businesses and evacuation routes. The total area to be treated is 47 acres.
The treatment areas have been identified by CAL FIRE, the Crestline Lake Arrowhead Water Agency (CLAWA), and County Parks as being in strategic locations to limit the spread of wildfire and protect watersheds. Vegetation in this project will be removed by hand crews using chainsaws. Brush/shrub species and small diameter trees will be removed to eliminate the horizontal and vertical continuity. Large mature trees will be retained and branches will be pruned to eliminate ladder fuels. Hazardous dead, dying and diseased trees will be removed for safety purposes. All heavy equipment will utilize existing roads. No prescribed fire is planned. All slash generated by this project will be chipped on-site away from existing watercourses and road surfaces. No new roads will be constructed. Healthy, scenic, mature trees will be retained. CAL FIRE Defensible space standards will be followed.