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Events & Workshops

California Forest Stewardship Workshop Series

August 24 - October 21, 2020, 6:00 to 7:00pm
Online weekly workshops
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - in-person workshop
UC Berkeley Forestry Camp, Meadow Valley, Plumas County

This workshop series will help landowners develop plans to improve and protect their forest lands in an ecologically and economically sustainable manner. The workshops will address management objectives and planning, forest restoration, fuels reduction, project development, permitting, and cost-share opportunities. Participants will connect with other landowners and learn how to collect information to develop their own management plans.

Workshop Format:
Online and in-person workshop: Participants will review forestry, forest management and ecological materials posted online at their own pace; complete short activities related to the drafting of a forest management plan; participate in weekly Zoom meetings; and attend one field day. Registered participants will be sent a syllabus with material and date specifics. Participants who complete the course will be eligible for a free visit by a Registered Professional Forester to assess its content.


Registration for the workshop costs $60. Materials will be provided. Breakfast and lunches will be provided for in-person workshop days.

Registration: http://ucanr.edu/forestryworkshops/

For more information see the Forest Stewardship Workshops webpage.

Download workshop flyer

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The workshops will be organized by the University of California Cooperative Extension in collaboration with: CAL FIRE, Forest Landowners of California, USFS Region 5, the American Forest Foundation, California Association of Resource Conservation Districts, and the California Fire Safe Council.

The Forest Stewardship Education Initiative is a CAL FIRE funded contract (8CA04547), awarded July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021, to the University of California Cooperative Extension to help landowners develop forest management plans. Forest Stewardship Education Initiative - Project overview

Prescribed Fire on Private Lands Online Workshops

Are you interested in using prescribed fire as a vegetation or fire fuel management tool?

Would you like to learn more about options for prescribed fire on private lands, laws and permits, and community-based Prescribed Burn Associations (PBA)?

If so, this online training series is for you!

This training is designed for landowners, land managers, and anyone interested in learning more about fire ecology, how to plan and implement prescribed burns. The webinar will highlight successes from other counties, including the PBA model that is currently gaining momentum in counties across California.

Whether you live in a mixed conifer forest, oak woodland, chaparral or grassland habitat, returning prescribed fire to California can be part of a well-managed property. This training will be conducted completely online in five 1-1/2-hour moderated sessions.

The webinar sessions will be held online every Wednesday in May and the first Wednesday in June at 10:00 to 11:30 am. The cost is free, but registration is required. Join us for one or all sessions:

Session 1—Fire Ecology
Session 2—Permitting
Session 3—Prescribed Fire Planning
Session 4—Resources for Burning 
Session 5—Benefits of Cultural Burn & Round table discussion about next step/PBA interest

Download the past webinar series flyer for more details on the agenda.

Registration TBD or call 209-966-2417