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Vegetation Management

2022 County Inspection Defensible Space Information

Fire prevention partners including CAL FIRE and local fire distrcits may be performing planned inspections in other areas of the county. The County Office of Wildfire Preparedness and Resilience is coordinating with these partner agencies, however they are not affiliated with the County of El Dorado. Please contact the agency managing the inspection zones if you have questions.  

County Emphasis Areas (CEAs) are the areas designated by the County for focused, proactive defensible space inspections. The CEAs are identified annually in collaboration with CAL FIRE using a combination of the following criteria/methodology:

  • Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone rating
  • Call volume to a specific area
  • Structural density of an area
  • Ingress and egress in an area
  • Fire history and/or ignition patterns
  • Prevailing weather patterns
  • Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)
  • Topography
  • Existing defensible space inspection (Public Resources Code 4291) data

UPDATED 6/27/22: 2022 Defensible Space Inspections in the County Emphasis Areas (CEAs)

Resources for Residents

The following are a list of resources for residents living in areas identified for proactive defensible space inspections.

Defensible Space Self Certification Program

(Please complete only if directed by a Defensible Space Inspector or other Vegetation Management Staff Member). If your property has already had one inspection and is nearly compliant with the defensible space obligations, your property could qualify for the Defensible Space Self-Certification Program. 

For more information, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.