In cooperation with CAL FIRE, the Santa Clara County Fire Safe Council proposes a Roadside Edge Vegetation Clearing project on Page Mill Road from Moody Rd. to Montebello Rd, located in Palo Alto, California. The project implementation will enhance fire resiliency by reducing ladder fuels, reducing roadside fire ignition opportunities, reducing invasive species, and improving escape routes. This project will add to Santa Clara County’s developing shaded fuel break system and provide opportunities to protect or manage watersheds from future wildfires. Additionally, reducing competition in the understory and treating hazard trees where feasible will create a healthier and more vigorous forest.
Key Project Dates:
- Start date of October 18, 2021
Treatment of vegetation will be on private properties along Page Mill Rd. from Moody Rd. to Montebello Rd. interspersed with Midpeninsula Open Space Preserve’s land. The starting point is at APN 35101043 located at Moody Rd and Page Mill Rd: 11470 Page Mill Rd., Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. The end of the project is at APN 35135001, which belongs to The City of Palo. This is the intersection of Page Mill and Montebello.
Goals for this project:
We will be clearing hazardous vegetation within 15′ – 30′ from the road edge to create safe egress in the event of a fire. This project will also reduce the risk of a roadside fire escaping into the wildland. This route is a vital evacuation route for many residents who live along Page Mill Rd and the surrounding area. It is also an alternate evacuation route for those residents along Skyline Blvd./Hwy35. This project provides continuity with other projects in the area. It works towards a cohesive network of fuel breaks and evacuation routes of the highest priority in our Countywide Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).
In order to increase the effectiveness of the escape route and to complete the work, we need community participation. To have the brush cleared along your parcel please sign and mail the RIGHT OF ENTRY PERMIT found below to:
Santa Clara County FireSafe Council
Attn: Mid Page Mill Project
14380 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070-5953
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