Fire Education Program
Encouraging Prescribed Fire in the Southern Sierra Nevada
Field day burn on Southern California Edison Land in Shaver Lake, CA.
Encouraging Prescribed Fire on Private Lands Workshop
November 6-7, 2019
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