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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 growth.

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 plans!

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