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2024 Malibu Workshop Summary & Resources

The West Basin Municipal Water District, in partnership with the City of Malibu, Los Angeles County Public Works, and the Los Angeles County Fire Department, hosted a workshop at Malibu City Hall on April 23, 2024 to provide participants with an overview and understanding of fire-resistant landscaping practices.

The in-person workshop was led by subject matter expert Douglas Kent, MS, MLA. Kent has worked to create fire-protected communities since 1993. He has taught at California Polytechnic University, Pomona, since 2008, and is author of the book Firescaping: Protecting Your Home with a Fire-Resistant Landscape.



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What is firescaping?

Firescaping uses landscaping techniques and native plants to protect your home from wildfires. These practices combined with smart irrigation systems can help safeguard your home, use less water, and save money on your water bill.

Why is firescaping important?

California has dry, windy, and often hot weather conditions from spring through fall. These specific conditions in combination with climate change, can produce moderate to severe wildfires.
Firescaping allows you to:

Identify high-risk landscapes

Learn which plants and building materials help minimize damage

Get tips for reducing your fire risk

Make your home firefighter-accessible

Past Program Resources

West Basin last hosted a firescaping class in 2023 for the Palos Verdes Peninsula area.  The PowerPoint resources provided still offer valuable information, which you can find here:


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