Fire Hazard Reduction Services
No matter how large or small the
property, rural land-owners must ensure the safety
of their home and property by reducing the risk of
wildfire. Rural homes built in wooded areas or surrounded
by grasslands are at great risk of being damaged
by wildfires. Although grass fires are dangerous,
truly deadly and fast moving fires occur when fire
climbs to the crown of the tree. Fire in treetops
can then jump from tree to tree or from tree to rooftop.
Fire climbs up "fuel ladders" which
are composed of lower twigs and leaves, low lying brush
and saplings that ignite and burn quickly.
Goats naturally browse the lower twigs, brush and
saplings that form the fuel ladders and that allow
fires to move from the ground into the trees. In addition
to reducing fire risk around your home and outbuildings,
the activity of browsing goats returns nutrients to
the soil allowing for more herbaceous growth. In addition,
it allows sunlight to penetrate and encourage grass
Reducing fire risk also helps your neighbors. For
a safer community, consider how The Goat Works can
help you and your neighbors form a safe zone to increase
fire safety. Contact us for discounts on neighborhood
For more information about these services and to schedule a consult*,
please call (530) 906-0338.
*Note: We are available to come out to your property for a personal consult. A fee of $50 will be charged for a 30 minute consult. This fee will be waived if you choose to pay for services with the Goat Works.
A new law requires homeowners to clear all flammable
material within a 100-foot radius of their home, rather
than the 30-foot radius previously required.
National Interagency Fire Center
Fire Safe Councils
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection