Defensible space – An area around structures that is landscaped to reduce fire risk. In California, Public Resource Code 4291 and California Code of Regulations §1299 describe the defensible space requirements for all non-federal parcels. In Nevada, all developed lots should have defensible space as described in Living With Fire.
Urban core – The urban core area encompasses all developed lots in the State Responsibility Area (non-federal and non-city lands). Parcels within the urban core that have structures are subject to the defensible space regulations.
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Representatives from the fire districts and departments track the number of parcels within their districts that are treated for defensible space. These representatives enter this information into the EIP Database at any time during the year, but all information for a given year must be entered by the end of December of that year.
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Cal Fire - Amador El Dorado Unit, Cal Fire - Yuba Placer Unit, City of South Lake Tahoe FD, Fallen Leaf FD, Lake Valley FPD, Meeks Bay FPD, North Lake Tahoe FPD, North Tahoe FPD, Tahoe-Douglas FPD
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The Parcels Treated for Defensible Space Performance Measure covers defensible space around structures on urban parcels. For accomplishments relating to the wild-urban interface, community defensible space, and the general forest, refer to the Acres of Forest Fuels Reduction Treatments Performance Measure.