WHAT LANDOWNERS CAN DO
All Public Agencies
Eliminate the potential for eucalyptus and pine on their lands to produce dramatic flame fronts and throw embers that could quickly overcome firefighters and significantly reduce evacuation time for homeowners.
Develop effective strategies for removing and controlling the increasingly aggressive French broom.
Keep roadsides managed for ignition sources, including weeds, litter and downed power lines.
See our Advocate Plan for what can be done in each of 27 subareas of the canyon.
East Bay Regional Park District
Complete and maintain the fuelbreak along the residential edge of Gwin Canyon.
Create and maintain a fuelbreak behind residences along the north side of Claremont Avenue and in the shrubland east of the eucalyptus grove above the Clark Kerr Campus.
Determine whether or not the Stonewall eucalyptus grove will aid or hinder firefighters in stopping a wildfire that might come down through the Canyon before it can ignite residential areas along the Canyon bottom.
University of California
Continue its efforts to remove all of the eucalyptus trees on its property (former plantations) in Claremont Canyon. Follow-up with aggressive weed management, in particular reduction of French broom.
Improve and maintain fire trails.
East Bay Municipal Utility District
Complete the EBMUD portion of the Grizzly Peak Boulevard ridgetop fuel break.
Address the risks created by eucalyptus trees overhanging a powerline between Grizzly Peak Boulevard and the ridgetop.
City of Oakland
Clear litter and dry vegetation along the main arteries of Claremont Canyon, Grizzly Peak Boulevard and Claremont Avenue prior to July of each year—and as needed.
Support the Oakland Firesafe Council.
Continue to support the volunteer work of the Garber Park Stewards.
Finish and implement Oakland's Vegetation Management Plan.
Pacific Gas and Electric
Keep branches trimmed away from power lines.
Develop plans for undergrounding power lines along Grizzly Peak Boulevard and in sensitive neighborhoods surrounding Claremont Canyon.