To help protect your home and surroundings, GDRA staff has been hired to inspect all Glenshire/Devonshire properties and you should expect to see them at your door through summer and fall. It is not feasible to inspect all properties this year, so we may see you next year. We do hope to recruit volunteer inspectors in the future to increase the impact of this program. Inspections will follow the State Public Resource Code 4291 which is a defensible space program requiring maintenance of vegetation on the property within the guidelines. You can click on the above link to view the items our inspectors will be looking for.
This will be ongoing in our community as wildfire is a primary threat.
The easier to solve and most common defensible space items include removing pine needles off your roof, removing pine needles and dead /downed material from the ground, remove vegetation and flammable items adjacent to or below decks. Regulations require that you clear 30 feet from your house. Please note, when using tarps to cover firewood, they should be of a natural or neutral color, no bright colors.
The inspection form and detailed descriptions are attached so that you can review them and understand what defensible inspectors will be looking at. Inspectors will try to contact the landowner before inspecting a property. If any questions, please contact defensible space staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-587-6202.
Defensible space, along with home hardening, is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire!