Prescribed Fire for Private Landowners workshop
Dates: May 14, 2018 - May 15, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Susie Kocher, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor: UC Extension Forestry
Location: Blodgett Forest Research Station
Announcing a two day workshop designed for landowners and land managers looking to gain skills in prescribed fire planning and implementation. This is an opportunity to see first hand lands actively managed with prescribed fire.
Day One will consist of a classroom session with speakers and Q&A on:
• Local fire history and current fire research
• Prescribed fire permitting and legal considerations
• Cal Fire’s Vegetation Management Program
• Fire weather forecasting and online tools
• Air quality and smoke management
• Prescribed burn associations
• Fire terms and fire behavior
• Burn plan development
• Burn unit preparation
• Tools and equipment
Day Two will consist of a morning training followed by on the ground prescribed fire demonstration (pending weather and permits). Participants must attend both days to partake in burning. If we are unable to perform a live burn for any reason, day two will include a tour of recent prescribed fire activity and research at Blodgett Forest Research Station.
Logistics: Overnight accommodation is available at Blodgett Forest for those who want it. You'll need to bring your own bedding and a flashlight. Blodgett will provide all prescribed fire equipment including all tools as well as personal protective equipment including nomex, hard hats, and gloves.
Who Should Attend: Landowners and managers wanting to learn more about prescribed fire planning and implementation. No previous experience or fire qualifications are required.
Event Costs: Registration fees will cover the cost of workshop materials, lunch, and refreshments ($20 for each day). There is an additional cost to stay overnight, which includes dinner May 14th and breakfast on May 15th.
- May 14th only - $20
- May 14th and 15th - $40
- May 14th -15th including lodging, dinner, and breakfast - $115
Registration: Register online by May 7th by clicking this link to registration page.
Workshop Flyer: Prescribed Fire on Private Lands Workshop 5-14 & 15-2018
The same workshop is being held on 5/15 and 16 at the UC Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center May 15th and 16th with a focus on rangeland burning.