Stewarding Forests for Wildlife and Fire Resilience

Saturday, February 25, 2023
9:00am – 3:00pm

Meet at the Barn
$10 or $20 donation per person (sliding scale)
Ages 16 and up welcome

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, 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, and visit a recently burned prescribed fire forest plot. 

This event will include hiking short distances off trail on uneven and hilly terrain in order to reach demonstration sites. We will carpool to get to the demonstration sites around the preserve. Please bring lunch, water, and wear sturdy shoes and appropriate layers for the weather – it could be very cold in the morning.

This event will go on in light rain, but heavier storms will cancel. In the case of a weather cancellation, we will notify registered participants via email at least one day in advance, and refunds will be offered.

COVID Protocols: All events will follow current regional health safety guidelines. Masks may be recommended while indoors or in shared vehicles. 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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For questions about registration for this event, please contact Holland Gistelli, Education Program Coordinator, at hgistelli@pepperwoodpreserve.org or (707) 591-9310 x 124.

2023-02-25 09:00 2023-02-25 15:00 America/Los_Angeles Stewarding Forests for Wildlife and Fire Resilience

Saturday, February 25, 2023 9:00am – 3:00pm Meet at the Barn $10 or $20 donation per person (sliding scale) Ages 16 and up welcome 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, Assistant […]

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