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Prescribed Fire 101

Join us for a 2-day course on an Introduction and overview of prescribed fire basics.

Including : Introduction to prescribed fire for residents and private landowners. Learn about what prescribed burning is and the role of fire historically vs now in shaping our forest and landscape vegetation and wildland fire. Gain knowledge of the use of prescribed fire as a tool to benefit fire safety, native plants and animal habitat, and forest health. Learn about the basics of planning and conducting a prescribed burn safely and responsibly, including permitting and smoke management. Display of native plants adaptations to fire. This workshop is paired with opportunities to participate in demonstration burns as weather and burning conditions allow.

Lead by Joaquin Pastrana, Nevada County RCD Prescribed Fire Program Manager and Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman, certified California Burn Boss, retired US Forest Service wildland and prescribed fire scientist and practitioner

Day 1 : 5hr Classroom Course
The Fire Safe Council Of Nevada County
143 B Spring Hill Dr
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Day 2 : 4-8 hour Field day if weather pemits. Location TBA



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