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Goat grazing and mowing remove light and flashy fuels in grassland or lightly wooded areas. These unshaded and shaded fuel breaks help slow the spread of wildfire and will be seen primarily in the defensible space zone that extends 100’-150’ from homes or infrastructure into open space areas. Goats arrive in San Rafael and Marinwood in late spring as the grass begins to dry out and can be seen through City open space typically in the months of May, June, or July.  Some sites may not be grazed every year to ensure the program has the most positive impact on our environment. In select areas that are not grazed during a particular year, crews with string trimmers may be used to provide fire mitigation work.

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