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Dunsmuir Fuel Break

The Dunsmuir fuel break was designed to create a more fire safe condition along CalTrans Right of Way lands adjacent to Interstate 5 and reduce wildfire risk to the City of Dunsmuir. SVRCD implmented the project in partnership with CalFire, the City of Dunsmuir, the Dunsmuir Fire Department, the Dunsmuir Fire Safe Council, and CalTrans.

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Post-treatment: A more fire resilient and healthy forest. Easily accessible, defensible space.

The fuel break is located along the east-side of the I-5 corridor in Dunsmuir. It involved cutting and chipping of small trees and brush on CalTrans property.

The work was completed in November 2021.

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A local crew was hired to implment the work. Crewmembers cut small trees and brush and chipped them, and dispersed the chips within the project area.

 Funding for this project was provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Investments Program.