Thank you for supporting our all-volunteer Fire Brigade!

Thanks in advance to the La Honda Fire Brigade, Cuesta La Honda Guild, and San Mateo County Resource Conservation District, and to all the volunteers who make this happen.


July weekends: 6, 7 / 13, 14 / 20, 21 / 27, 28

Bring branches, limbs, and woody vegetation up to 9” in diameter.

Please don’t bring:

Drop off on Entrada Way, Cuesta La Honda, adjacent to the County corporation yard.

Be ready to unload your materials yourself.

This is meant for residential work only, no commercial use, thanks.

Sunday, July 21, 9 AM - 4 PM in the field next to the Fire Station.

Buyers: Admission is free!

Sellers: $25 for a space. To be on wait list if cancellations, contact

La Honda Fuel Break Project Underway

A strategic 19 mile (approximately 100,000 feet) circular fuel break surrounding the community of La Honda to reduce the risk of fire. The San Mateo Resource Conservation District (RCD), working closely with our community will serve as project lead to plan, design, permit, and implement this fuel break to protect our vulnerable community and surrounding areas from fire.

The RCD has brought together 21 private and public landowners and land managers to complete this fuel break and has the strong support of the community, Fire Safe San Mateo County, and government officials. The fuel break is expected to treat approximately 250 acres through the reduction of dense vegetation and removing ladder fuels (fuel that can carry fire into the trees canopy from the ground like a ladder) such as small-diameter trees and brush. In the event of a wildfire, this would provide safe access for fire engines and firefighting personnel, support the creation of firelines, and potentially slow the spread and lower fire intensity.

Work on the project is expected to extend into 2025.

RCD's La Honda fuel break project page.

Project overview map.

Project detailed maps.

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Open Burn Status

Open burning is restricted in San Mateo County. Read on to learn more.

The widgets to the left help determine, at a glance, if burning with a permit is allowed. At a minimum

If you do not have a permit, or you are not familiar with the process, do not proceed with open burning.