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Prescribed Fire: Collaborative Experiences from the Forests of Alpine County

July 26, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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This field workshop is an opportunity to learn about prescribed burning throughout Alpine County. Participants will increase their understanding of collaborative prescribed burning programs from experiences shared working in the forests of Alpine County.

Brian Newman, Assistant Chief of Amador-El Dorado Unit at CAL FIRE, will overview the use and significance of the CAL FIRE Vegetation Management Program (VMP) and the California Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP). Clint Celio, Wildfire Project Coordinator for Alpine County, will discuss some of the fire history in eastern Alpine County and the role of prescribed fire in the wildland fire restoration process. David Griffith, Alpine Biomass Collaborative Chair, Alpine County Supervisor, and Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Board Member, will cover the air quality impacts from prescribed fire. Steve Howell, US Forest Service Fire Management Specialist, will examine how forests differ due to factors like management goals and historical contexts, and emphasize the importance of ongoing maintenance. Brian McMillan, Natural Resource Specialist at Bureau of Land Management, will consider the contrasting expectations for forests, particularly pointing out moisture gradients. Brian Peters, Former Community Development Director for Alpine County, will discuss the Markleevillage Fuels Reduction Project, completed in 2019. He will highlight how multiple groups, including Alpine County, Carson Ranger District, Alpine Watershed Group (AWG) and Alpine Fire Safe Council (AFSC), worked together to accomplish this project and how this work has helped to strengthen and expand collaborative efforts going forward.

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July 26, 2024
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Alpine County, CA
United States


Cal Poly SLO