The Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone (Ponderosa Project) is a multi-phased, large-scale shaded fuel break. Phase I of the project includes treatment of 1,200 acres on primarily privately owned residential parcels. Phase II includes an additional 1,200 acres of both private and public lands which tie into Phase I.
The shaded fuel break lies just west of Grass Valley and runs perpendicular to Highway 49/20. In total, the project will be approximately 5 miles in height starting below McCourtney Road to the south and stretching up to Newtown Road to the north.
Phase I, and follow up treatment to maintain Phase I, is funded by:
The Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone is listed in the: