Firebreaks: what they are and what they are used for
18 julio, 2018
As part of the prevention and combat of forest fires, two very important activities are the opening and rehabilitation of firebreaks. A firebreak is a practice in which a strip is made between combustible material to isolate the fire in areas where there have been a greater number of fires.
To open firebreaks it is necessary to consider the potential risk areas (agricultural, livestock or human settlements) as well as the special areas to be preserved. These gaps require maintenance to remain clean, therefore, the rehabilitation is done by removing all the plant material down to the mineral part of the soil.
At Reforestamos, we carry out firebreak activities starting this month in states such as Jalisco and Michoacán, starting in February in Guanajuato and Querétaro, starting in March in the State of Mexico and Puebla, and starting in April in Nuevo León.