The district is also working on an environmental impact report that will allow it to do more work in reducing fuel that could burn during a wildfire.
The district grazes cattle on more than 11,000 acres out of the 63,000 total acres of open space it oversees to restore native grasslands, the district's news release says. It also maintains hundreds of miles of firebreaks and roads in the preserves.
"Fire is a fact of life in California, and everyone plays a role in living safely with it," the district's Senior Resource Specialist Coty Sifuentes-Winter said in the release. "Midpen's role is to manage our open space lands for public safety and ecological health, while coordinating closely with local fire departments responsible for fire suppression."
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