The University of California Cooperative Extension will be hosting a series of four webinars on the subject "Wildlife and Sensitive Plant Considerations in Forest Fuel Management."
Yoiu can register any or all of the webinars in the series by clicking on this link: http://ucanr.org/fuelwildlifeplantwebinarregister
"The Northern California Society of American Foresters and University of California Cooperative Extension in collaboration with their partners are offering a webinar on the topic of wildlife and sensitive plant considerations in forest fuels management."
"Landowners and agencies implementing treatments to reduce fuel loads in forest stands need to acknowledge and mitigate potential impacts on wildlife and their habitats and on sensitive plant species. The objective of this webinar is to provide participants with basic information on wildlife and sensitive plant habitat requirements and suggestions on how to maintain habitat values while improving forest health and reducing fire hazard. The intended audience for the webinar is natural resource managers, environmental and forest activist groups, residents of forested regions who are affected by fuels management projects and the general public concerned with forest management."
August 4, 2011 2:00-4:00 p.m.
- Prescriptions Balancing Wildlife, Forest Health and Fire Hazard: Richard R. Harris, Ph.D., RPF #1961, Northern California Society of American Foresters, Dixon
- Prevent Forest Fires and Protect Wildlife: Lorna Dobrovolny, California Department of Fish and Game, Rancho Cordova
August 11, 2011 2:00-4:00 p.m.
- Sensitive Plants and Fuels Treatments: Tim Nosal, California Department of Fish and Game, Rancho Cordova
- Incorporating Habitat and Species Best Management Practices into Community Wildfire Protection Plans: Miriam Morrill, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Willows
August 18, 2011 2:00-4:00 p.m.
- Fuels Treatments and Their Effects on Fire Behavior, Wildlife and Other Resources: Carl Skinner, US
Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Redding
- Trade-offs between Forest Ecosystem Services and Fire Hazard Reduction: David Saah, Spatial Informatics, Inc., Berkeley
August 25, 2011 2:00-4:00 p.m.
- Impacts of Fuels Treatments on Birds and Small Mammals: Ryan Burnett, Point Reyes Bird Observatory, Point Reyes, Station and Doug Kelt, University of California, Davis