Collaborative Fuels Reduction Projects: Lessons Learned from the Resource Conservation District of Tehama County
February 1, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
This webinar is an opportunity to learn about collaborative fuels reduction projects from representatives at the Resource Conservation District (RCD) of Tehama County, the National Park Service, CAL FIRE, and Battle Creek Meadows Ranch. Participants will increase their understanding of how lead agencies, partners, and communities collaboratively design and implement fuels reduction projects using lessons learned from the Resource Conservation District of Tehama County.
Jon Barrett, District Manager at the RCD of Tehama County, will give an overview of what a Resource Conservation District is and does. Stephanie Dickerson, TinderSmart Tehama Community Coordinator, will discuss her experience with organizing and running the TinderSmart Tehama defensible space program. Kathryn Raeder, Forestry Project Specialist at the RCD of Tehama County, will describe her experience as a GrizzlyCorps Rural Climate Fellow and how the workforce development funding set her up for success to help advance collaborative forest health and wildfire mitigation projects on private and public lands. Jim Richardson, Retiring Superintendent of Lassen Volcanic National Park and a leader of the Mineral and Mill Creek Firewise team, will explain how to form a Firewise Community and how Lassen National Park partnered for success. Bruce Starkweather, President of Battle Creek Meadows Ranch Inc., will provide a private landowner’s perspective on fuel reduction projects. Nick Wallingford, Deputy Chief of the CAL FIRE Northern Region, will describe some of the current fuel management challenges existing in the state and describe some of the solutions CAL FIRE is deploying to tackle them.