Mono County

Wood Waiver Program

Since 2007, the Board of Supervisors has annually renewed a program intended to encourage the public to clear a 30-foot defensible space around their homes by providing a free and convenient disposal option for clean wood waste removed from within that zone.

These "Wood Waivers" are available through local fire chiefs, who distribute the coupons to local residents following routine lot inspections whereby they ascertain how many coupons will be required for the homeowner to reduce fuel that threatens structures. The County relies on the judgment and discretion of each fire chief to distribute coupons as appropriate to address problem areas.

To obtain a waiver, please contact your local fire chief:

Joe Harris, Chief
White Mountain Fire Protection District
Post Office Box 945
Benton, California  93512 wmfd [at] earthlink [dot] net

Dale Schmidt, Chief
Wheeler Crest Fire Protection District
129 Willow Road
Swall Meadows, California  93514 dale [dot] schmidt [at] ladwp [dot] com

Craig Williams, Chief
Paradise Fire Protection District
5300 Lower Rock Creek Road
Bishop, California  93514 pfpd3100 [at] aol [dot] com

Tom Strazdins, Chief
Lee Vining Fire Protection District
Post Office Box 246
Lee Vining, California  93541 tsstraz [at] yahoo [dot] com

Jerry Allendorf, Chief
June Lake Fire Protection District
Post Office Box 144
June Lake, California  93529 jtallendorf [at] aol [dot] com

Robert DeForrest, Chief
Chalfant Valley Fire Protection District
215 Valley Road
Chalfant, California  93514 cvfd [at] qnet [dot] com

Mike Booher, Chief
Bridgeport Fire Protection District
Post Office Box 375
Bridgeport, California  93517 mb8j2 [at] aol [dot] com

Mike Curti, Chief
Antelope Valley Fire Protection District
1129 Larson Lane
Coleville, California  96107-9777 avfiredept [at] yahoo [dot] com

Brent Harper, Chief
Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District
Post Office Box 5
Mammoth Lakes, California  93546 

Jim Kerby, Chief
Mono City Fire Protection District
Post Office Box 156
Lee Vining, California  93541  ijimandrhea [at] hotmail [dot] com

Vince Maniaci, Chief
Long Valley Fire Protection District
3604 Crowley Lake Drive
Crowley Lake, California  93546 longvalleyfd [at] gmail [dot] com

If your local Fire Chief is unavailable, please contact Tony Dublino at (760) 932-5453.