This Division oversees the city’s Landscaping & Lighting (L&L) Districts and Community Facilities Districts (CFDs) established to maintain city-owned streetscapes, streetlights, mini parks, and amenities within the Districts. For more information about each District and the associated yearly assessments contact Zach Perras at 916-461-6675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Space Weed Abatement Program
Reducing wildfire risk is a priority at the City of Folsom. Weed abatement involves removing weeds, brush, and dry grasses from public areas and open space to help reduce fire hazards.
The Parks & Recreation Department manages more than 980 acres of open space areas in parks and the city's Landscaping and Lighting (L&L) Districts. About 300 of those acres are weed abated.
The city uses multiple weed abatement methods, including:
The work of city maintenance staff and contractors
Managed grazing: sheep and goats are used in select areas in Folsom to control vegetation instead of manual, mechanical, or chemical methods. The animals graze on weeds and invasive species, including Chinese tallows and Tree of Heaven. Protected trees and plants, including young oak trees and elderberry shrubs, are fenced off from the grazing animals.
L&L Weed Abatement Schedule and Map
The L&L District weed abatement schedule is based on fire hazard ratings determined by the fire chief. The city requires defensible space of at least 30 feet from a structure or to the property line. The fire chief may increase this distance to 100 feet for high-hazard areas. These requirements apply to city-owned property and private property.
Call Maintenance Supervisor Jamison Larson at 530-559-9929 or email with questions about the L&L District weed abatement program.
Report a Weed Abatement Need
If you notice an area in need of weed abatement, check the abatement schedule to see if the area is scheduled. To report an unscheduled weed abatement need, use SeeClickFix Folsom or contact the Folsom Fire Department at 916-461-6300.