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Our Responsibility?

Of the 26,282 total acres of open space managed by the Parks and Recreation Department's Open Space Division, approximately 904 acres are located within 100 feet of structures. Among other duties related to open space land management, the Open Space Division is responsible for conducting brush management (vegetation thinning) on city owned open space adjacent to privately-owned lots which are developed with "previously conforming" (legal) structures built prior to establishment of the city's first brush management regulations in 1989.

The Open Space Division conducts brush management in accordance with Section 142.0412 of the San Diego Municipal Code and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department's Canyon Fire Safety guidelines and policies related to brush management.

To learn more, please reference the following material:

PDF icon Section 142.0412 of the San Diego Municipal Code

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department's Canyon Fire Safety guidelines

PDF icon United States Fish and Wildlife Service Letter to FEMA

PDF icon Environmental Impact Report Project No. 31245

PDF icon Addendum to a Subsequent Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment Project No. 31245

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