Wildfire Mitigation projects mitigate the risk from wildfire to health, safety, and clearly defined vulnerable buildings and structures. Eligible wildfire mitigation activities are eligible under the HMGP and PDM program and include:
- Defensible space that involves the creation of perimeters around residential and non-residential buildings and structures through the removal or reduction of flammable vegetation;
- The application of non-combustible building envelope assemblies, the use of ignition-resistant materials, and the use of proper retrofit techniques in new and existing structures; and
- Vegetation management for hazardous fuels reduction, vegetation thinning, and reduction of flammable materials to protect life and property beyond defensible space perimeters but proximate to at-risk structures.
November 9, 2010