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Wildfire Ordinance

Ashland's Wildfire Safety Ordinance
 

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​Ashland's setting, history of wildfires, and increasingly long, hot, and dry summers put us at high fire risk each year. One piece of an overall strategy to better protect our community from wildfire was adopted by the City Council in 2018. The expanded and enhanced wildfire safety ordinance now applies to all lots in Ashland, updates standards for development, and restricts new plantings of known flammable trees and shrubs on any lot in the city at any time.  

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A separate Resolution was adopted to identify the specific plant species to be included on the Prohibited Flammable Plant List for application in Ashland’s designated Wildfire Lands within the General Fuels Modification Area.

Additionally, this Prohibited Flammable Plant List distinguishes between plants that are not allowed anywhere within 30 feet of structures, and specific flammable plant varieties that can be sparingly planted outside of five feet from structures when following spacing guidelines for General Fuel Modification Areas outlined in Chapter 18.3.10.100.B.

 

The adopted ordinance amendments include modifications to Ashland Land Use Ordinance Chapter:
18.3.10.100 Development Standards for Wildfire Lands;
18.3.10.020 Physical Constraints Review Permit,
18.3.10.040 Physical Constraints Review Application Submission Requirements1
8.3.10.090 Development Standards for Hillside Lands
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18.4.3.080 Vehicle Area Design;
18.4.4 Landscaping, Lighting, and Screening;
18.5.1 General Procedures;
18.5.3.060 Additional Preliminary Flag Lot Partition Plat Criteria;
18.5.5 Variances;
18.5.7 Tree Removal Permits;
18.6 Definitions; and
9.04 Weeds and Noxious Vegetation.


 

 

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