Present Land Use
Institution Area District (IA) for Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park and Agricultural, Rural, Exclusive (40 acre) District(ARE-40), RRS-2.5 or RRS-5 for Residential
This project will reduce the risk of catastrophic fire events on the Park through fuel reduction treatments over approximately 293 acres of Park and adjacent privately-owned property. In addition, the Project will create a disc-line for defensible space around the perimeter of the Park where the primary fuel sources are grassland fuel types. The objectives will be accomplished through targeted thinning, mastication, pruning, and slash treatment or removal. Thinning operations will remove understory vegetation to prevent natural fire events from reaching the canopy of oak and pine trees. Healthy oak and pine trees will be retained to the greatest extent practicable while still creating a resilient landscape. High value wildlife snags will also be retained when they are isolated from trails, roads, or structures. Best practices will be adopted from the California Forest Practices Act to avoid, reduce, and mitigate potential harm to cultural resources, waterways, native wildlife and species of special concern.