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Prescribed Fire 101

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Join us during a 2-day course for 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 (Saturday, March 2nd) : 5hr Classroom Course

Day 2 (Sunday, March 3rd) : 4-8 hour Field day if weather permits. Location TBA.


March 9
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center
17894 Tyler Foote Road
Nevada City, 95959 United States
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