When: February 1st to March 15th, 2023. Online weekly, Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, and in-person field trips on Thursday March 16th, and Friday, March 17th.
Workshop Series Goal: To connect landowners affected by recent wildfires to post-fire management concepts, strategies, professionals, and programs.
Targeted Audience: Private landowners in the northern and Central Sierra Nevada affected by recent wildfires in Madera, Mariposa and Fresno Counties, including the Creek Fire, Oak Fire and Fork Fire. The workshop would also be appropriate for others working for local government and non-profits and other land owners in these areas that have been impacted by recent wildfires.
- Increasing disturbances in Sierra Nevada forests
- Post-wildfire issues: erosion, invasive species, hazard trees, fuels
- Time frame and steps needed for reforestation
- Landowner support groups and financial assistance
- Safety and erosion control for the short and long term
- Dealing with dead trees/ salvage logging/ slash treatment
- Reforestation/seedling orders/ climate change/ planting
- Dealing with competing vegetation and ongoing maintenance
- Post-fire ranch land restoration
- Getting professional help and cost-share opportunities
Format: The workshop format will be a hybrid of zoom sessions and in-person field days. The zoom sessions will cover content on post-fire forest management from a holistic perspective, including issues of erosion control, invasive weeds, tree removal, reforestation, and vegetation control. Two field days will be held to take workshop participants to local fires (specifics to be determined). Participants will use online resources on their own time to complete learning modules and short activities. Zoom meetings with all participants and presenters will take place once a week on Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm. The focus is on recent fires in the northern/central Sierra Nevada. The in-person field trips will visit recent fires in Madera, Mariposa, and Fresno Counties to see fire impacts, restoration needs and strategies and restoration projects on private and public lands.
Registration for the workshop is $25 which covers workshop materials and lunch on the field trip day.
Sign up now at: http://ucanr.edu/post-fireregistration
For More Information: For questions, contact Daylin Wade, [email protected].