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Open Space Vegetation Management

Fire Hazard Mitigation and Fuel Reduction Program in Town Owned Open Spaces

The Town of Hillsborough is conducting a fire hazard and fuel reduction project in its Town-owned open space areas to reduce the risk of wildfire in these Town-owned open space areas. The Town will mow groundcover, thin shrubs and limb-up trees to 10 feet in certain areas within Town owned open spaces. Saplings (4” in diameter or smaller) may be removed as needed to reduce fire risk. There will not be removal of large, live trees. Here is brief description of the project as well as quick links to maps of the Open Space Fire Management Project Areas, Proposed Defensible Space & Fire Management Areas, and Tentative Project Schedule.

The links below provide more detailed information about this project. You may also contact Hillsborough’s Public Works Department 650-375-7444 or
pw@hillsborough.net for more information.

Town Owned Open Spaces
Learn about the Town's nine open space areas, it's Open Space Vegetation Management Strategy and Guidelines, the Open Space Vegetation Management Task Force, fire hazard severity zones and an overview of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant.

Fire Hazard Mitigation and Fuel Reduction Project
Learn the details about the Town's grant-funded project to reduce the risk of wildfire in Town-owned open space areas.

Project Environmental Protection Documents and Outreach
Learn more about the steps the Town has taken to make this project as environmentally friendly as possible. 

Project Photos
The Town will post labeled photos depicting project concepts and examples as they become available.

The Town of Hillsborough 1600 Floribunda Avenue, Hillsborough, CA 94010 (650) 375-7400
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