Pile Burning for Fuels Reduction Workshop

Saturday, January 22, 2022
10:00am – 2:00pm

$5 or $10 donation per person (sliding scale)
Ages 16 and up welcome 
Meet at the Barn

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 and gain 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/Terrain: In order to get to the workshop site participants will need to hike 5-10 min down a dirt road, with uneven footing and varied terrain. After the workshop we will need to hike 5-10 min uphill, on the 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, a 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.

All events will align with the current regional health guidelines. Please bring a mask and be prepared to wear it when indoors (in the bathrooms), and when 6 feet of courtesy distance cannot be maintained from others. In case of cancellation due to weather or health safety measures, refunds will be offered.

For questions about this event, please contact Devyn Friedfel, Assistant Preserve Manager, at dfriedfel@pepperwoodpreserve.org.

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Register for this class using the secure form below.

To register, select the applicable level below, either General or Friends of Pepperwood and click +Add. On mobile devices, please scroll all the way to the right to find the +Add button. In the pop up window, enter your information and scroll to the bottom to click “Continue”. Next, on the main form, you may add your additional donation amount in the open field, then click the green “Continue” button to move to the final page for payment. Click the green “Process” button on this final page to complete your transaction. 

Early bird registration for Friends of Pepperwood begins at 9am on Monday, December 6, 2021. If you’re not sure about your Friends of Pepperwood status, contact Sloane Shinn, Community Engagement, at sshinn@pepperwoodpreserve.org or (707) 591-9310 x 133. Click here to become a Friend of Pepperwood today!

Registration for the general public begins at 9am on Monday, December 13, 2021.

For all questions about registration, please contact Holland Gistelli, Education Program Coordinator, at hgistelli@pepperwoodpreserve.org or (707) 591-9310 x 124.