UC Berkeley, in partnership with East Bay Regional Park District, East Bay Municipal Utility District and the City of Berkeley, proposes to establish and maintain a strategic and continuous fuel break along a segment of Grizzly Peak Boulevard in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The Strategic Fuel Break Collaboration Project totals approximately 30 miles of roadway and 139 acres. The Project within the UC Berkeley Hill Campus comprises 3.5 linear miles along Grizzly Peak Boulevard totaling just over 22 acres. The UC Berkeley project involves fuel management activities within 100 feet of the edge of pavement depending on slope and other conditions along the western edge of Grizzly Peak Boulevard from Marlborough Terrace to the intersection of Grizzly Peak Boulevard and Centennial Drive. UC Berkeley’s portion of the proposed Strategic Fuel Break Collaboration project in the Hill Campus would include grass/shrub mitigation, potential tree removal, limbing of trees, and debris removal obstructing the roadway to provide improved emergency ingress and egress in the public right-of-way along Grizzly Peak Boulevard. Work would be performed primarily using mechanical equipment with the option of grazing herds of goats being utilized on the most difficult and steep terrain. UC Berkeley proposes to commence the project in 2024, as part of on-going fuel management activities it implements in the Hill Campus, consistent with the fuel management activities evaluated in the Wildland Vegetative Fuel Management Plan Environmental Impact Report (SCH # 2019110389).