Villa Mira Vista Open Space

Mowing of 14 acres of grasslands around a residential community using fire-safe tools and work practices

This 61-home community is adjacent to Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, composed of wildland open space areas containing habitats of native flora and fauna. The scope of work included the mowing of 14 acres of grasslands around a residential community for the creation of defensible space and reduction of fuel loads. Using fire-safe tools and work practices, care was taken to selectively mow around native species. This area of wild-urban-interface area also serves as an important public resource, with hiking trails that adjoin the property line and project boundary. Work was performed with close coordination and input from the residence’s landscape committee.