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Yreka Ridge Fuel Break

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Pre-treatment photo of the Yreka Ridge Fuel Break project area

This strategic ridge fuel break will help protect the towns of Yreka and Hawkinsville from wildfires by reducing fire behavior and aiding fire suppression efforts. The project will reduce hazardous fuels on over 200 acres of private property between Humbug Road and Long Gulch Road north of Yreka.

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Flowering manzanita illustrates the fuel-loading on the ridge




 Environmental compliance reviews and surveysSummer 2022
 Project out to bid Summer 2022
 Project Implementation of the Fuel BreakFall 2022
 Implementation of the prescribed burns burn windows 2022-2023


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Looking down from Yreka Ridge at the town of Yreka. 


California Climate Investments- GHG emission reduction 

Yreka Ridge Fuel Break is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment– particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at:

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