The Bay Area Prescribed Fire Council is excited to announce our first Spring Meeting and Tour this Thursday May 2nd and Friday May 3rd in Morgan Hill/ Henry Coe state park.
Upcoming and Past Webinars
This two day workshop is designed for landowners and managers looking to gain skills in prescribed fire planning and implementation
This one day workshop includes presentations and a field trip that will focus on the ecology and management of eastern Sierra Nevada forest ecosystems, and related topics.
PYROSILVICULTURE Fire Use as a Silvicultural Tool in the Recovery and Management of Central Sierra Forestlands: Workshop
Sierran forests are facing catastrophic wildfires, vast overstory mortality, extreme understory fuel loading, high vegetative density, and limited regional market options. The incorporation of fire use with fuel and density management treatments is becoming of increasing interest as a tool in the effort to restore Central Sierra forestlands. Can we use fire in a way that sustains timber objectives? Come join us for presentations, a field tour, and thoughtful discussions.
UCCE Cooperative Extension will be hosting two two-day workshops in May 2018 designed for landowners and land managers looking to gain skills in prescribed fire planning and implementation. They will included a day of presentations and training and a day of field trip and live burning (weather permitting).
This 3 day event included presentations, discussions, and a field trip on chaparral ecosystems. Presentation recordings and powerpoints are now available to view!
LIVING WITH FIRE IN CALIFORNIA’S COAST RANGES: Promoting Fire-Resilient Communities and Landscapes in an Era of Global Change
Proceedings and Resources from this event now available at:
Wildland fires have a relationship and purpose within the environment. Some ecosystems are well adapted to fire and actually need it to maintain heth, others are negatively affected and can be devastated by fires. Join us as Professor Scott Abella with the school of Life Sciences at UNLV explores how fire shapes ecosystems and how they have impacted places like Wetlands Park and lands of the West.
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Join us for the 2018 meeting of the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council! This year's meeting will include a field tour, evening social, and full-day meeting in beautiful Mt. Shasta, CA. We hope you can join us!
The seminar will cover Soils and Landscape Evolution of the Mojave-Sonoran Deserts and will feature extensive work of soil ecologist Joe McAuliffe of the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
No registration required.
Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) and Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants (TPF) are hosting a timely and innovative, self-guided tour to show how native plant landscaping can help protect properties in high-risk fire areas. The tour features three Calabasas homes, each with at least 50% California natives. Docents will be on hand to discuss design and maintenance techniques that minimize danger to the home, including plant selection and home preparation.
California's leading voices will come together to share information and answer post-fire questions. Learn how to prepare and protect your property in this workshop, hosted by Senator Anthony J. Portantino.
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Speakers at this half-day conference, organized in collaboration with the California Fire Science Consortium, will give a broad view of wildfire in Southern California, its effects on plants and animals, and on the human communities affected by these events.
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The goal of this symposium is to better understand and promote effective collaborative-based forest management. Please register by Oct 31, 2017.
This event has been rescheduled to July 17 , 2017.
Symposium and Field Trip: June 22-23, 2017
Southern California South Coast Region Fire Science and Management Information Exchange & Field Trip
The JFSP California Fire Science Consortium invites you to participate in a dialogue with the purpose of engaging local researchers and managers on fire science/management issues relevant to ecosystems common to the South Coast Region. Space is limited to the first 25 individuals.
Every three years land managers, scientists, tribes, conservationists and community members gather to discuss fire management, history and ecology in the Klamath Mountains and beyond. Nowhere else in the country are the social, cultural, and ecological realities of fire discussed with such candor and connection to place.
Join the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council for their spring meeting, coming up March 7-8 in Petaluma! There's a great line-up of speakers, networking time, and a field day.
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This meeting will be focused on continuing the good work that's been done since the joint symposium meeting in 2014 with the Northern Sierra Prescribed Fire Council, and how to identify and address challenges of implementation of prescribed fire by providing an open dialog between agencies, regulators, tribes, and the public.
NatureBridge has partnered with the US Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula Fire Sciences Lab to offer a two-day workshop on the science of wildland fire.
This training is designed for fire prevention specialists, fire information officers, interpretive rangers, environmental educators, and classroom teachers.
This symposium will bring together stakeholders to provide an overview of the state of the science in the Spring Mountains. The goal of this meeting is to raise awareness of the value and conservation needs of this unique Mojave Desert ecosystem.
This field tour will visit nearby fuel breaks and discuss good and bad examples, fuel break maintenance, funding and cost-share programs for fuels reduction, methods for fuel break construction and maintenance, and the current status of area fuel breaks.
Join us Oct 21-22 in South Lake Tahoe for two days of presentations, discussions, and networking. This year we'll be exploring the four elements and how they each contribute to fire and land management. Presenters and organizers represent a diverse set of fire stakeholders from federal, state, local, and private fire-related organizations. All are welcome at the meeting!
We are happy to announce our Fall 2015 Nor Cal TREX, which will take place October 20-November 1 throughout northern California. Please see the announcement for information, and visit the application website for more details and to apply: www.trexregistration.weebly.com
The 2nd Southern California Chaparral Symposium: Understanding the Ecological Value of Chaparral Landscapes: Ecosystem Services, Human Management, and Future trends
Event Announcement/Conference materials
This Symposium is dedicated to highlighting the importance of chaparral landscapes to the ecology, resources, and people of southern California.
Join us at the UC Hopland Research & Extension Center. Participants will learn about fuel hazard reduction treatments, tour a 10-year old fire/fire-surrogate study, and help build a decision support tool for Chaparral.