LIMITED 2019 Programs

Chipping & Brushing Program

Status: This specific program is ACTIVE ONLY FOR GREELEY HILL AREA

WE'RE LOOKING FOR  RESIDENTS THAT RESIDE WITHIN 3 MILES OF THE STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST WHO ARE IN NEED OF CHIPPING AND BRUSHING!

One of our most popular programs! Funded by the Stanislaus National Forest, the chipping program is available to specific Northern Mariposa County residents who reside within 3 miles of the Stanislaus National Forest, 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 the above and following conditions. 

 

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

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

  • Debris 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

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 Stanislaus National Forest and you must have a low or fixed income, disabled, a disabled veteran, or a senior citizen. 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.

Brushing and Chipping Program
PG&E CARE customers only

Status: Funding available until Fall of 2019 - Accepting Applications of CARE customers only


This brushing & chipping is only available to PG&E CARE customers.  The program cleans up the 100 feet defensible space surrounding the primary house and is available to

those who qualify for the PG&E CARE program. Applicants must be:

  •  A PG&E CARE customer.

Any slash generated from brushing will be chipped by our contractor.

Chips will be left on your property to prevent soil erosion.
 

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

Please call for more information at 209-966-7700 and to request to be placed on a waiting list.

Downed Tree Removal Program- Closed - Unavailable

Status: PROJECT CLOSED

While some residents have the means of felling dead conifers, many do not have the ability to get the logs off their property. This program will provide Mariposa's North County residents with the means to remove downed trees from their defensible space.

This program is available primarily to assist Mariposa's North County residents with removal of trees felled by PG&E contractors. Logs must be accessible near a roadside or driveway.

Due to U.S. Forestry regulations, logs within 50 feet of riparian areas cannot be removed. 
We have received grant monies for this program, and are currently accepting applications.

Please download the applications here or contact us at 209-966-7700 for more information.

Mariposa Brush & Chip - Opening Late Fall 2019

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

  • Must be a resident of Mariposa County

  • Debris 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

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.

Weed-eating Program

Status: Available to PG&E CARE customers


Our weed eating program is currently 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. 

Tree Mortality Assistance Program - CLOSED - Unavailable

Status: Project Closed


 

​The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council is thankful to have been able to offer tree mortality assistance program to improve the health and safety of Mariposa County households who were unable to afford the costs associated with removing hazardous trees that directly threaten their primary residence.

The Mariposa County Fire Safe Council was excited to offer a tree mortality assistance program to improve the health and safety of Mariposa County households who were unable to afford the costs associated with removing hazardous trees that directly threaten their primary residence. If possible, downed logs from this tree felling program were also removed from residences; however, certain restrictions apply.

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