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Vegetation Management

2021 County Inspection Defensible Space Information

The inspection zones listed below titled CEA MAPS are the areas in which the County will primarily focus their defensible space inspection efforts for 2021.  Defensible space inspections will occur throughout the County by many other fire prevention partners, including but not limited to: CAL FIRE, local fire districts, Tahoe Fire and Fuels Teams, and others. The information on this page is specific to County defensible space inspections.

Click here for a list of planned inspection zones submitted by fire prevention partners in El Dorado County including CAL FIRE and local fire districts. These are partnering agencies not affiliated with the County of El Dorado Vegetation Management Program. Please contact the agency managing these inspection zones if you have questions.  This list may not be inclusive of all planned inspection zones. 

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

 The information contained in maps is approximate. Actual inspections may occur on roads not highlighted on the maps.

     CEA MAPS:

What to expect when we're inspecting? Use the following links:

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.