Defensible Space

The Lake County Fire Safe Council received $500,000 from the California Fire Safe Council in June 2023 to develop a county-wide Defensible Space Program. At least $200,000 will go towards active work performed for residents in need of assistance to clear vegetation within 100 feet from around their home. All Lake County residents are encouraged to apply, however, due to limited funding we will not be able to fulfill all requests. We are working hard to secure additional funding to ensure all requests are fulfilled. Funding for this project was provided by a grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Investments Program, through the California Fire Safe Council.

Community Wildfire Preparedness Project is part of a statewide program called California Climate Investments that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work.

This program reduces greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment– particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35% of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California.

For more information, visit the California Climate Investment website at:

Important Information

Learn more crucial information about the Defensible Space Zones.

Fire Hazard Severity Zones

Fire History Map

Fire Threat Levels Map

Lake County Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Learn more about the plan, the plan’s purpose, and the plan development. The Lake County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is a product of the County of Lake, Lake County Fire Chiefs’ Association (LCFCA), Lake County Fire Safe Council (LCFSC), and Lake County Resource Conservation District (LCRCD).

Defensible Space Sign Up Form

CFSC Sign Up
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Defensible Program Phone Number

(707) 234- 5249