Vegetation Management and Defensible Space
In an effort to reduce the risk of devastating wildland fires in our community, El Dorado County has developed a Vegetation Management and Defensible Space Ordinance similar to CAL FIRE’s defensible space laws. The Diamond Springs-El Dorado Fire Protection District will be conducting defensible space inspections in collaboration with the El Dorado County Vegetation Management and Defensible Space Ordinance 5101.
What does defensible space look like?
See CAL FIRE’s “Wildfire is Coming, Are You Ready?” brochure.
What is the complaint procedure?
Complaints must be made through El Dorado County Vegetation Management by completing the County Vegetation Management and Defensible Space Program Complaint Form. Complaints cannot be accepted via telephone. For more information visit the El Dorado County Vegetation Management website.
Good Neighbor Policy – How do I reach my neighbor to gain my 100 ft clearance?
It is recommended that neighbors reach out to neighboring property owners to coordinate defensible space efforts. Contact El Dorado County Assessor’s Office by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (530) 621-5719.
How do I complete this project and who can help me get the work done?
There may be resources available to you to off-set the cost of your yard project. Many of these resources can be found on the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council website along with a Fuel Reduction Contractor List.