Agricultural Solutions to Wildfire - Part 2: Controlled Burns
Controlled burns consist of low-intensity fires that are intentionally lit in ideal weather conditions to treat a specified area to achieve specific objectives (e.g. reduce fine or ladder fuels, enhance native species, and/or manage invasive species). Many tribes in California have used controlled burns to steward fire-adapted landscapes and protect their communities. Join this webinar in a discussion of the following questions:
- What role can controlled burns play in reducing wildfire risks and restoring ecosystems?
- What challenges do farmers, ranchers, and land managers face in planning and implementing controlled burns?
- What role can CalCAN and our network play in supporting more land managers in restoring good fire to the landscape?
Speakers include: Wendy Millet, Ranch Director at TomKat Ranch, an 1,800 acre cattle ranch in Pescadero with a mission to provide healthy food on working lands in a way that regenerates the planet and inspires others to action; and Lenya N. Quinn-Davidson, the UCCE Area Fire Advisor for the North Coast region and the Director of the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council. Lenya’s work focuses on the human connection with fire and increasing the use of prescribed fire for habitat restoration, invasive species control, and community resiliency.
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