Fire Fuels Mitigation
We work with HOAs, fire departments, the forest service, and other private and public entities to fulfill fire fuel mitigation contracts across Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
Grazing lessens the intensity of wildfires by reducing fuel load. Historically, grazing by large herds of wild ungulates kept fuel loads down in between human-induced cultural burns, reducing the intensity of those fires and leaving us with a landscape abundant in old-growth oak trees. Below are links to various articles that discuss the positive impacts of grazing as a fire mitigation strategy.
from UCCE Livestock and Range Topics
from Lisa M. Krieger, Bay Area News Group (pause ad blocker to read)
from UCCE Fire in California