Forever Green Forestry

Santa Monica Mountains Community Wildfire Protection Plan


*Ready! Set! Go! 2009 (LA County Version)

*Ready! Set! Go! 2009 (Ventura County Version)

This Personal Wildfire Action Plan gives tips and tools to residents successfully prepare for a wildfire. It provides guidance on retrofitting your home with fire-resistive features and will help you create the necessary defensible space around your home (3.63 MB, 12 pgs.)

A Road Map to Fire Safety: How to Create Defensible Space in the Santa Monica Mountains

CALFIRE: 100' of Defensible Space is the Law

CALFIRE: Fire Safety Education

California Fire Safe Council

*Fire History Map

Firewise - Resources for the Homeowner

Homeowner's Wildfire Mitigation Guide

Take Responsibility...

The Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Problem - Jack Cohen

*Wildland-Urban Fire, A diffierent approach - Jack Cohen

Wildfire Zone

Holiday Safety Precautions

Wildland Safety (Ventura County Fire Department)

Fire Safe Landscaping

A California-Friendly Guide to Native and Drought Tolerant Gardens

*Best Management Practices - "Lollipopping Trees"

California Invasive Plant Council: Don't Plant a Pest

Fire-Resistant California Friendly Plants

Home Landscaping for Fire

Invasive Plants and Wildfire in Southern California

Leaf burn times of California native plants

Living in the Wildland-Urban Interface

Oak Tree Care and Maintenance Guide

Preserving and Protecting California Native Plants and Their Habitats

SAFE Landscapes Project

Tree Trimming Guidelines 2009 (English, Spanish)

Hardened (Fire-Safe) Homes

Builder's Wildfire Mitigation Guide

*CA Fire Marshal: Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Building Code Information

*CA Fire Marshal: Approved WUI Building Materials

CA Fire Marshal: WUI Products Handbook

California Wildfires: the 'fire-proof' house

*High Fire Hazard/Fire Hazard Severity Zone Requirements

Radiant Heat versus Firebrands (Embers), Jack Cohen

Ventura Co Water/Hydrant Standards

Wildfire! Preventing Home Ignitions

Wildfire Rebuild Guidelines

Will your home survive a wildfire?

Emergency Preparedness

Are you prepared?

City of Calabasas: Emergency Preparedness Guide

*City of Malibu: Emergency Preparedness Program

*City of Malibu: Emergency Notification System

*Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

Disaster Safety

Emergency Survival Guide, LA County

Fire, Safety, & Well Being

Horse Evacuations in LA County: LACDACCERT Presentation

Horse Safety Guide (Ventura County Fire Department)

Humane Society: Disaster Preparedness Brochures for Pets and Animals

Red Cross: Evacuation

Red Cross: Prepare your Family for Disasters

Topanga Coalition for Emergency Preparedness

Topanga Disaster Survival Guide


Related Environmental Issues

California Chaparral Institute

California Wildfire Restoration Initiative

Guide to Bird-Friendly Tree and Shrub Trimming and Removal

Guide to Flash Flood Preparation

Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains - Interesting Info for Locals

Rural Roads - A Construction and Maintenance Guide for Landowners

Ventura County Tree Protection

Fire Safe Councils

*California Fire Safe Council

How to Form a Fire Safe Council

Running a Local Fire Safe Council

Grants Clearinghouse

Fire Safe Council Best Practices Handbook 2010

CWPP Collaborators

California Department of Parks and Recreation

California Fire Safe Council

City of Malibu

ForEverGreen Forestry

Los Angeles County Fire Department

National Park Service, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy

United States Forest Service

Ventura County Fire Department

*This information was presented at the 2009-2010 CWPP community meetings.

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