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Fire Education Program

Notice of Closures and Cancellations

Due to recent health concerns with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), our office will be closed to in-person visitations for the time being.  We are still working and would love to talk to you.  Please call us at 209-966-2417 or email mdgarrett@ucanr.edu or smace@ucanr.edu.  We will be checking messages regularly and will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Our March 19 Encouraging Prescribed Fire on Private Lands Workshop and the accompanying Cultural Burn have been postponed at this time.  Please check back for updates on rescheduling. 

Encouraging Prescribed Fire in the Southern Sierra Nevada

Shaver Burn 2020


Field day burn on Southern California Edison Land in Shaver Lake, CA.

Encouraging Prescribed Fire on Private Lands Workshop

November 6-7, 2019

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Landowners, local governments, California Native American tribes, non-governmental organizations, corporations, and private citizens throughout the state have become more interested in prescribed fire as a potential tool to reduce the risk of increasingly catastrophic wildfires. However, because prescribed fire use has decreased over the past several decades, the communities in the Southern Sierra Nevada have limited capacity, shared knowledge, and experience in renewing efforts to use prescribed fie on public, tribal and private land. UCCE Mariposa has teamed up with the Southern Sierra Prescribed Fire Council to support the expanded use of prescribed fire for fuels reduction and ecological and cultural restoration. 

We will be hosting educational programs about fire ecology and prescribed fire to youth, landowners, prescribed burn associations, and organizations to increase the acceptance of and interest in prescribed fire as one of the essential management tools for public, private and tribal land. Our work will extend to Mariposa, Merced, Madera and Fresno counties in the southern Sierra Nevada.



UCCE Mariposa    5009 Fairgrounds Rd, Mariposa CA 95338     209-966-2417