Date

6-2012

Degree Name

BS in Forestry and Natural Resources

Department

Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Department

Advisor(s)

Christopher Dicus

Abstract

The purpose of this report is to provide a wildland fire hazard assessment of communities in the city of San Luis Obispo, California, and to identify prescriptions designed to prevent property damage and loss of life in the event of a wildfire. These prescriptions are adopted from established Shelter-In-Place communities who practice fire wise community wildfire prevention.There are eight communities that were identified as being fire prone. Each community had its own set of fire hazard, for example, flammable vegetation against a home, tall dead grass behind structures, or overhanging trees that would prevent an engine from passing. Once the problems were identified, prescriptions for each community were developed and should be followed to prevent any structure loss or life loss. Also provided in this report are vegetation maps of these communities, fire hazard severity zone maps, ingress and egress routes maps, flame length maps, and rate of spread maps. (All located in the Appendices). This report is to help prevent structures and residence from being affected from wildfires and to keep these communities safe.

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