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WUI Project Helps Refuge Neighbors
10 Region, July 4, 2003
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Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge, CA ? Don Edwards San Francisco NWR is one of the premier urban refuges in the country. Located in the San Francisco Bay area it is surrounded by an extremely dense Wildland Urban Interface zone, making it a perfect candidate for an interface initiative project.

The first work was proposed in Mayhews Landing, a subdivision of 120 homes that borders the refuge. To protect the residents and the community, it was selected for immediate mitigation. This neighborhood had homes with backyards and overgrown plank wood fences directly adjacent to refuge land. In many places the overabundance grass, brush, and trees was so great that the fences could not be seen. California Conservation Corps crews along with the residents began removing the fuels adjacent to the homes and constructed a 30 foot wide hand line along the perimeter of the refuge.

No contact information available. Please contact Larry Dean, 612-713-5313, larry_dean@fws.gov
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