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Protect Cambria's Monterey Pine Forest and 10,000 Trees

We are asking the San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors to modify the Covell Ranch Fuel break project to have greater sensitivity to forest ecology, to be consistent with the Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinance, and to comply with the 4.5 million conservation easement which taxpayers paid for to protect the Covell Ranch Monterey Pine Forest and sensitive habitat.  

We agree with the Coastal Commission that Cal/Fire should use hand crews rather than machine mastication, remove fewer trees rather than the 10,000 slated for removal, change the diameter of trees to be removed from 10” to 6” consistent with the LCP,  lessen the width of the fuel break from 100 feet to 50 or 75 feet, hire a biologist qualified in native pine forest ecology to oversee the work, stay at least 100 feet from seasonal creeks and wetland areas, and have a program funded and in place to remove flammable invasives such as French Broom and Pampas grass after the project is completed.

Letters on the project, as well as the Conservation Easement for Covell Ranch can be read at under the heading of critical issues – Fire Break.

This petition was delivered to:
  • California department of Forestry and Fire Protection
    Dan Foster, Senior Environmental Planner
  • Cal/Fire
    Alan Peters
  • District 2 Supervisor
    Bruce Gibson
  • State Senator
    Jim Beall

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