Stewarding Forests for Wildlife and Fire Resilience (Sold Out)

This event is sold out – click here to register for the additional date added for 9/26/21. You can also click here to add yourself to the waiting list for this 9/18 event.

Saturday, September 18, 2021
9:00am – 2:00pm

$10 suggested donation (Free for Friends of Pepperwood)
Ages 13 and up welcome
Meet at the Dwight Center

Are you a landowner with the desire to steward forests for fire resilience and to benefit wildlife? In this workshop, you can learn from Pepperwood’s Preserve Manager – Michael Gillogly, and Assistant Preserve Manager – Devyn Friedfel. Pepperwood has been experimenting with forest thinning and prescribed fire to optimize forest health. Come learn how to manage vegetation in different forest types, how to deal with the slash, how wildfire responds to different treatments, what is the best response to fire-killed trees, and what funding sources are available for forest stewardship. We will visit sites throughout the preserve and discuss our techniques and lessons learned following the Tubbs and Kincade fires. We will explore the benefits and challenges of using prescribed fire.

This event will include hiking short distances off trail on uneven and hilly terrain in order to reach demonstration sites. We will also be carpooling to sites on the preserve, we will require masks in the shared vehicles and have the windows down.  

Please note: All events will follow current regional health safety guidelines. Please bring a mask – we will require masks to be worn indoors during this event (this includes in the bathrooms), regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required while outdoors. Please practice good hand washing hygiene, and physical distancing when possible. If you do not feel well, please do not attend.

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Register for this event 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. 

For all questions about this event, please contact Holland Gistelli, Education Program Coordinator, at or (707) 591-9310 x 124.

Friends of Pepperwood: Enter the code you received as a current Friend of Pepperwood to receive your discount. If you’re not sure about your Friends of Pepperwood status or don’t know the code, contact Sloane Shinn, Community Associate, at or (707) 591-9310 x 133. Click here to become a Friend of Pepperwood today!

Registration for Friends of Pepperwood opens Monday, July 19, 2021. Registration opens for the public on Friday, July 23, 2021.