In-Person Workshop – Pile Burning for Fuels Reduction

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Saturday, March 13, 2021 

10:00am – 2:00pm
Meet at the Barn
Free (limited space – 12 person capacity)

Pepperwood in collaboration with the Good Fire Alliance and the Sonoma County Forest Working Group are excited to offer: Remote pile burning for fuels reduction. Join expert land stewards while getting hands on experience learning:

  • How to create of safe, clean burning brush and woody debris piles
  • What precautions are needed for pile burning in a location where water is not plumbed
  • What permits are needed from air quality and fire districts
  • About the potential benefits of forest fuel reduction
  • Review prescription and look at a Pepperwood’s recent post wildfire fuels reduction project

Site: In order to get to the workshop site participants will need to hike 5-10 min down a dirt road. After the workshop we will need to hike 5-10 min up a dirt road to get back to our vehicles.

Gear: Dress for field work and being in the weather: work boots, work clothes, non-flammable layers. Bring gloves, eye protection, water, hat and sunscreen.

Lunch: Bring a bag lunch. Please bring a water bottle.

Weather: Light rain will not cancel the event. Participants will receive an email the day before the event if a storm will cancel.

Covid-19: We will be constantly monitoring all restrictions involving Covid-19 and will stay in compliance with the latest county restrictions. We will be emailing you the week of the event letting you know if we will still be holding the event. To stay in compliance with these county ordinances this workshop is limited to 12 people. Please bring a face mask, and we will be physically distancing.

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