How you can help
Due to limited public access between city streets and brush management locations, crews often need to haul deadwood and cut brush more than 300 feet across steep slopes in order to haul it away. By offering crews access through your property, you can make the brush management program more efficient. If you would like to offer this access, please complete the City of San Diego/Homeowner Brush Management Access Agreement.
City of San Diego/Homeowner Brush Management Access Agreement
Please send completed agreement to:
Brush Management Schedule Coordinator
202 C St., MS 5D
San Diego, CA 92101
Conducting brush management on managed lands
You or your contractor may also thin brush on city property behind your property by obtaining a Right of Entry permit. To obtain a permit, please fill out and submit the Right of Entry Request. A blank Right of Entry Permit will be sent to you for signature and is not valid until also executed by the City. Keep in mind that if you are using a contractor to perform brush management on city property the contractor will need to be insured with a minimum $1 million liability policy and the City of San Diego will need to be named on the policy as the additional insured.
Area Maps and Scheduling
The Open Space Division schedules brush management based on a prioritization of all City lands, from highest to lowest, by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Currently all the Open Space Division managed property inside and outside the VHFHSZ has been prioritized as listed below (Priority Areas 1-11).
Area Maps and Schedule
If you would like to perform brush management on city open space please submit the “Right of Entry Request Form”. After submittal city personnel will schedule a site visit with the applicant to verify that the work described in the form is needed and to go over what can and can’t be done on environmentally protected city open space. The applicant will be required to sign the permit. The permit will then be brought back to be signed by the City Attorney. Only after the permit is signed by the City attorney can brush management activities commence on city property. The process takes between 5 to 10 business days