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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 considering 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 a brief description of the project as well as quick links to maps of the Open Space Fire Management Project Areas and the Proposed Defensible Space & Fire Management Areas. 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 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 has posted environmental review documents for public comment through June 6, 2013. Printed copies are also available at Town Hall, 1600 Floribunda Avenue, Hillsborough. The Town will consider approving the environmental documents and the project at a City Council Meeting on June 10, 2013. Please call 650-375-7444 or email pw@hillsborough.net for more information.

The Town has mailed postcards to residents within 500 feet of the project area notifying them of the project and two public meetings about the project. The meetings will be held at Hillsborough’s Town Hall at 1600 Floribunda Avenue on May 22 at 7 p.m. and May 29 at 7 p.m. to provide information and answer questions about the project. 


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