Hazardous fuels are dry brush and trees that have accumulated and increase the likelihood of unusually large wildland fires. In response to the risks posed by heavy fuels loads (the result of decades of fire suppression activities, sustained drought, and increasing insect, disease, and invasive plant infestations), the National Fire Plan (NFP) established an intensive, long-term hazardous fuels reduction program. The program is intended to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildland fire while restoring forest and rangeland ecosystems to closely match their historical structure, function, diversity, and dynamics. Hazardous fuels are reduced through a variety of treatments which remove or modify wildland fuels, thereby reducing the potential for severe wildland fire behavior, lessening post-fire damage, and limiting the spread of invasive species and diseases.
Treatments include: Prescribed fires, Application of herbicides and Mechanical treatments
WCA can provide mechanical treatment which may include tree removal, chipping, seeding, and biomass removal.