Defensible Space

Creating Defensible Space

LandWorks provides urban and wildland defensible space for Northern California. We are a family owned company with a concentrated knowledge in fuel reduction, covering Northern California.

LandWorks specializes in landscaping with consideration to fire suppression, through informed and measured vegetation management. Safety, predictability, and the protection of life/property are top priorities. We’re here to show this doesn’t have to translate to a barren landscape in order to comply with defensible space or when creating more predictable landscapes during wildfire season.

Whether you have a 10,000 acre long-term defensible space management project or a small private backyard within a community needing fuel reduction, we will do it all.



With the potential for worsening fire conditions, discussion is escalating over how to best reduce effects on urban and rural communities. A widely supported strategy is the creation of defensible space immediately surrounding homes and other structures.

Defensible space is the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surrounds it. “Defensible space is essential to improving your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire.” – Fire Safe Marin

Research shows that structures are more likely to survive a fire with defensible space immediately adjacent to them. The most effective actions were reducing woody cover up to 40% immediately adjacent to structures and ensuring that vegetation does not overhang or touch the structure.

At LandWorks we help you comply with California law which requires homeowners to maintain 100 feet of defensible space around homes and structures.


Our Services

Large scale fuel reduction and defensible space projects

Mastication and vegetation management utilizing heavy equipment & hand work

Landslide repair

Drainage work

Riparian corridor reconstruction

Remote trail-building and maintenance

Water collection, storage retention and distribution for emergency and non-emergency purposes

Community defensible space planning including but not limited to evacuation

Revolving vegetation management planning and maintenance

Working in concerted efforts with local fire agencies

Large multi-acre projects a specialty

Poison oak removal and management