Tuesday, April 3, 2018

"Prescribed Fire on Private Lands" workshops scheduled in May

Workshops to be offered in Georgetown May 14 and 15 and Browns Valley May 16 and 17

Placerville, CA, April 3rd, 2018: University of California Cooperative Extension will be hosting two two-day workshops in May 2018 designed for landowners and land managers wanting to gain skills in prescribed fire planning and implementation. Dates and times are:

May 14th and 15th, 2018 at UC Berkeley’s Blodgett Research Forest, 4501 Blodgett Forest Road, Georgetown, CA
May 16th and 17th, 2018 at the UC Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center, 8279 Scott Forbes Road, Browns Valley, CA.

Each workshop will feature similar content, however the first workshop will be held in a forested setting featuring prescribed fire in forested areas and the second in a rangeland setting featuring prescribed fire in rangelands.

The first day of each workshop will include presentations on prescribed fire, including local fire history and current fire research, prescribed fire permitting and legal considerations, fire weather forecasting and online tools, air quality and smoke management, fire terms and fire behavior, burn plan development, burn unit preparation and fire tools and equipment, as well as models for accomplishing prescribed fire on private lands, including prescribed burn associations and Cal Fire’s Vegetation Management Program. The second day of each workshop will involve a field trip to look at lands actively managed with prescribed fire and a live training burn (weather permitting).

Registration by May 7th is required to participate.
Please go to http://ucanr.edu/2018rxfireworkshops for registration information and costs. After registering, you will be provided with further instructions on the workshop and the agenda of presentations.

For more information on the May 14/15 workshop, contact Susie Kocher at 530-542-2571 or sdkocher@ucanr.edu. For more information on the May 16/17 workshop, contact Kate Wilkin at (530) 822-7515 or kwilkin@ucanr.edu.


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