The USDA Forest Service, in conjunction with the University of California Center for Forestry, TSS Consultants and other partners, is sponsoring a series of hazardous fuels reduction demonstrations (demos) at strategic locations in central and southern California. Demos are one week in duration at each location (three locations total) and will include a demo day (Friday of each week) for guests to view operations first hand. The primary purpose of the demos is to raise awareness about different hazardous fuels treatment alternatives and provide key stakeholders with up-to-date information regarding resource impacts, efficiencies and cost of fuels treatment equipment and techniques. Both conventional and innovative equipment and techniques will be deployed and resource professionals will be on site to answer questions. Equipment and techniques used for the demos will be monitored for effectiveness, efficiency, cost, and resource impacts (e.g., soil compaction and disturbance). Once completed, results of the demos will be summarized and disseminated to target audiences and other interested parties.
Where & When
- Shaver Lake, CA – October 9, 2015
- Big Bear Lake, CA – October 16, 2015
- Santa Rosa Indian Reservation, Mountain Center, CA – November 20, 2015
Who Should Attend
Target audiences include fire agencies, natural resource managers, fuels treatment contractors, electric utilities, water conservation districts, homeowner associations, fire safe councils, resource conservation districts, tribal staff, county and city planning departments, elected officials, and any others interested in fire safe practices.
There is no cost to attend the demos.
What to Bring
Field clothes including long sleeve shirt, pants, hiking boots, hard hat (if you have one). Sunscreen, water, lunch. Safety gear such as hard hats and goggles will be provided (however these will be provided if you do not have them).