Shaded Fuel Breaks provide a safer egress for residents and safer ingress for the fire agencies to set up and suppress wild fires within Wildland Urban Interfaces.
Several shaded fuel breaks have been constructed throughout Shasta County. Examples include: the Rock Creek and lower Springs Shaded Fuel Breaks near Old Shasta and west Redding; Walker Mine Shaded Fuel Break near the City of Shasta Lake; Backbone Ridge Shaded Fuel Brak along the south boundary of the Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area; the Shingletown Ridge Road Shaded Fuel Break near Shingletown; the Archer Road Fuel Break near Igo; the Cassel Shaded Fuel Break near Cassel; and numerous others. Other fuel reduction work includes “chipper days” in Lakehead, on O’Brien mountain, and near Shingletown.
Complete Fuel Reduction Plans are available for the following areas upon request:
- Cottonwood Creek
- Keswick basin
- Lower Clear Creek
- Shingletown/ Manton
- Cow Creek
- Shasta West
- Stillwater-Churn Creek
- French Gulch/ Upper Clear Creek