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 in its Measure CC Plan and EIR 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 in Claremont Canyon. Follow-up with aggressive weed management, in particular reduction of French broom.
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.
- 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.