CSAC Bulletin Article

Changes to Defensible Space Codes: Implementing Zone Zero

County stakeholders are invited to a workshop to participate in the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection’s development of the enabling regulations to modernize California’s defensible space codes. Specifically, AB 3074 (2020) directed the Board to establish a 0-5 foot “ember resistant” zone around structures adding to the existing two-zone defensible space system that requires fuel and vegetation management out to 100 feet from the structure.

The workshop will take place on May 4 from 9am-3pm in Sacramento at the Natural Resources Building, or via on-line option .

The event will include presentations on the history of California’s defensible space policy development and the science behind the required change. Participants will be invited to provide feedback on conceptual proposals and offer suggestions for inclusion in the regulations.

Anyone interested in helping guide the development of the regulations is invited. Preregistration is required by May 2nd to receive the online meeting invite. Registration is available online

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