LIMITED 2019 Programs

Select From TWO County Chipping & Brushing Programs Below

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Program: #1 - CURRENTLY ACTIVE

WE'RE LOOKING FOR  RESIDENTS THAT RESIDE WITHIN 3 MILES OF THE SIERRA or STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST WHO ARE IN NEED OF CHIPPING or, if qualified, BRUSHING and CHIPPINGโ€‹

 Funded by the Stanislaus National Forest, the chipping program is available to Select Mariposa County residents who reside within 3 miles of the Sierra OR Stanislaus National Forest, and will help residents get rid of hazardous fuels on their property. The brushing program, while not as available as the chipping program, is also an important and necessary part of helping keep our community safe and is also available to those residents who meet the above and following conditions.

 

To qualify for the chipping program, customers must meet the following guidelines:

  • Must be a Mariposa County resident within 3 miles of the Sierra or Stanislaus National Forest

  • Brush must be piled along a route of ingress/egress that a truck towing a chipper can access. It must not be piled along any County road for chipping.

  • All cut parts of the limbs must be faced out towards the driveway

  • All piles must be within 10 feet of the driveway

  • All limbs must be no wider than 5 feet

  • All limbs shall be 6 inches in diameter or less

  • Piles must be no higher than 4 feet and free of any trash or metal

  • Piles can be of any length

  • If limbs are piled incorrectly, the Fire Safe Council will not chip them.

 

To qualify for the brushing program, you must reside within 3 miles of the Sierra or Stanislaus National Forest and you must have a low or fixed income, disabled, a disabled veteran, or a senior citizen. This is a service that clears the 100' defensible space of larger brush, low lying limbs, and hazardous fuels around an inhabited structure . If you have questions, please Call 209-966-7700 to see if you qualify.

 

*IMPORTANT: Cancellations MUST be made at least 3 days in advanced.

Please click on button below to be redirected to the Chipping Request page.

Mariposa Countywide Brush & Chip

Program #2: CURRENTLY ACTIVE

To qualify for the chipping program, customers must meet the following guidelines:

  • Must be a resident of Mariposa County

  • Brush must be piled along a route of ingress/egress that a truck towing a chipper can access.  Debris must not be piled along any County road for chipping.

  • All cut parts of the limbs must be faced out towards the driveway

  • All piles must be within 10 feet of the driveway

  • All limbs must be no wider than 5 feet

  • All limbs shall be 6 inches in diameter or less

  • Piles must be no higher than 4 feet and free of any trash or metal

  • Piles can be of any length

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*If limbs are piled incorrectly, the Fire Safe Council will not chip them.

 

To qualify for the brushing program, we will use the PG&E CARE Program guidelines to qualify disadvantaged residents who are physically or financially not able to maintain their 100' defensible space. If you have questions, please call 209-966-7700 to see if you qualify. This is a service that clears the 100' defensible space around an inhabited structure of larger brush, low lying limbs, and hazardous fuels.

 

*IMPORTANT: Cancellations MUST be made at least 3 days in advanced.

Please click on button below to be redirected to the Chipping Request page.

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We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us ensure that our partners are better prepared to manage the unique situations they find themselves in. We are invested in an innovative approach that empowers our community and delivers the support they need, when they need it.

Weed-eating Program

Status: This Project is temporarily CLOSED

We are currently awaiting word on whether or not a Weed-eating Grant will be provided in 2020.
Our weed eating program was previously funded through PG&E for all CARE customers for free weed eating services for the 100 ft defensible space around their primary homes.

The purpose of this grant was to assist Mariposa County CARE customers with a free weed-eating service that provided 100 feet of defensible space around the home of the participant's primary residence. This program also allowed for the removal of the cut annual grasses off the property for qualified residents. This project reduced the participant's risk of wildfire ignition and spread by reducing the amount of 1 hour fuels within the 100 foot defensible space. 

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