Firewise Marin County Locations

What Locations in Marin county are recognized as being Firewise certified?

A full and comprehensive list of firewise areas of Marin County.

About the List of Firewise Communities in Marin County California, USA:

Our list of firewise areas or communities in Marin is based off of public information. Although it is intended to be accurate and complete, it is a partial list as of the date of this publication. The article was written in January of 2022.

We pulled all Marin locations that we could find, but things change and they change frequently. Certain areas could have lost their accrediation and other areas added. For a complete list please contact the Forest Service or your local muncipality. In some rare situation we corrected what we believed to be inaccurate spelling or presentation.

Some areas are Home Owner Associations [HOAs], some “Neighberhood Response Groups” [NRGs], and others are “Fire Safety Groups” [FSGs]. Yet others still seem to lack a definition of their exact organaizational type. I would not assume that just because a group is not listed with an HOA that it is indeed not an HOA or otherwise. [If you see room for improvement here, please do contact me.]

Some insurers, such as FAIR provide discounts to firewise locations. The discount for being in a firewise community with FAIR is significant.

The Marin County Firewise List:

Below is a partial list of firewise communities in Marin:

Yolansdale Fire Safety Group, San Anselmo

Woodacre, Woodacre, Woodacre is out in West Marin

Winship Park Neighborhood, San Anselmo

Willow Evac, Fairfax

Western Oaks Village, Novato

Walnut Meadow Owners Association, Novato

Upper Sequoia Park, San Anselmo

Upper Sugarloaf, Tiburon

Terraces, Sausalito

Tam Valley, Mill Valley – Tam or Tamalpais Valley is the south part of Mill Valley

Sunny Oaks/Bayhills, San Rafael

Sleepy Hollow, San Anselmo – an entire CDP located just outside the town of San Anselmo

Shelter Ridge HOA, Mill Valley

Scott Highland Neighborhood, Mill Valley

Scott Valley HOA, Mill Valley

San Francisco Boulevard, San Anselmo – Tucked between too many parks and open spaces to name.

Ready Country Club, San Rafael

Racquet Club Estates, San Rafael

Rafael Highlands, San Rafael

Paradise Ranch Estates, Inverness

Partridge Knolls, Novato

Pacheco Valle, Novato

Palm Hill NRG, Larkspur – Palm Trees in Marin, say it aint so.

Oak Manor Ridge, Fairfax

Novato Chase, Novato

Novato Heights, Novato

Nicasio, Nicasio is consider West Marin, although if you looked at a map it appears to be in the center of the county.

Muir Beach, located out on Highway one past Tam Valley on the way to Stinston Beach, CA.

Mill Valley Meadows HOA, Mill Valley

Middle Ridge Homeowners, Mill Valley

Mid Presidents, Novato

Meadowlands of Marin, Fairfax

Meadow Oaks HOA, San Rafael

Marsh Drive Homeowners Association, Mill Valley

Valley Mobile Country Club, Novato

Marinda Oaks, Fairfax – a gorgeous community right off Sir Francis Drake.

Madera Del Presidio II, Corte Madera

Madrone Canyon NRG, Larkspur

Lower Edgewood, Mill Valley

Loch Lomond Highlands HOA, San Rafael – located near the bay out, near what is sometimes called the Peacock Gap area.

Kent Woodlands, Kentfield – Kent woodlands can be written numerous ways including Kent Wood Lands.

Kent/Palm Neighborhood, Mill Valley

Indian Valley, Novato

Inverness, Inverness is out in far West Marin and is very popular with tourists.

Homestead Valley, Mill Valley – near Tam Valley off of highway 1.

Hidden Valley Neighborhood Response Group (HVNRG), Corte Madera

Greenbrae Hills, Kentfield

Glenwood Neighborhood, San Rafael

Forest Ave Area, Fairfax

Forbes, San Rarael – a hidden gem of a neighberhood located in the city of San Rafael.

Flying Y Ranch, Mill Valley

Edgewood Cypress, Mill Valley

Dominican / Black Canyon, San Rafael

Deer Park, Fairfax

De Silva Island Homeowners Association, Mill Valley – An island in Mill Valley?

Christmas Tree Hill NRG, Corte Madera, Christmas Tree Hill is a somewhat famous sight in central Marin.

Cascade Canyon, Fairfax

CaƱon Village, Fairfax

Canyon Green HOA, Novato

Blue Rock NRG, Larkspur

Blithedale Highlands Owner’s Association, Mill Valley

Black Point and Green Point, Novato – Black Point is the North East corner of the county out by highway 37.

Bayside Acres, San Rafael

Barber Tract, San Anselmo, Barber Tract is located right next to the town of Ross, CA.

Bahia, Novato

Bald Hill , San Anselmo – Just near the wonderful town of Ross.

Alto Sutton Neighborhood, Mill Valley – this is a small area in northern Mill Valley near highway 101.

All of these locations are in Marin County California, USA. Many of the areas might not techincally be in the town listed but the town is often used for postal addressing purposes.

Firemen at work on fire. Firewise might be able to help your Marin community.

What is Firewise?

Firewise is a community designation program sponsored by the US Forest Service. The designation program was created to “help neighbors in a geographic area get organized, find direction, and take action to increase the ignition resistance of their homes and community and to reduce wildfire risks at the local level.” Essentially firewise was created to help local areas manage their own wildfire risk. There is a focus on reducing fuel and safety preparation.

Having a firewise certification may assist homes in getting a discount with their home insurance with a few specific insurers. The most notable is the California FAIR plan. The California FAIR discount is significant typically.

What do Communties Need to Do to Qualify as Firewise?

In order to qualify as a firewise community, the entity needs to follow a rather complex five step plan. The first step involves seeting up a Board Committee, followed by the creation of a fire risk assessment. Next steps include the creation of an action plan and community outreach. Lastly the named entity for the firewise proposed community needs to apply. And of course get accepted. If any given community is interested they should visit firewise themselves to inquire. This makes it sound a lot simpler than it really is in reality.

About Marin County:

Marin County is a western California county located just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge. The county loosely split between the eastern suburban and small towns the the western ranches and open space. Marin County is famous for numerous things including the large percentage of open space available for hiking and biking.

Notes about Firewise Marin County Locations:

Being on this list is not considered evidence that any given community is up to date with firewise certification. This is a general and partial list and taken from other public sources. If you know of any new communities or communities missed in Marin County, send us a note. We would be more than happy to add your community to our fire safety list.