Fire Education Resources
Free Online Prescribe Fire Webinar Series
Are you interested in using prescribed fire as a vegetation or fire fuel management tool?
Would you like to learn more about options for prescribed fire on private lands, laws and permits, and community-based Prescribed Burn Associations (PBA)? If so, this online training series is for you!
This training is designed for landowners, land managers, and anyone interested in learning more about fire ecology, how to plan and implement prescribed fire. The webinar will highlight successes from other counties, including the PBA model that is currently gaining momentum in counties across California.
Whether you live in a mixed conifer forest, oak woodland, chaparral or grassland habitat, returning prescribed fire to California can be part of a well-managed property. This training will be conducted completely online in five 1-1/2-hour moderated sessions.
Prescribed Fire Webinar Series
Session 1— Fire Ecology
Session 2 — Permitting
Session 3 — Prescribed Fire Planning
Session 4 — Resources for Burning
Session 5 — Benefits of Cultural Burn & PBA Next Steps Discussion
Watch the webinars and access the accompanying handouts on our Webinar Resources page.
The Northern California Prescribed Fire Council is a venue for practitioners, state and federal agencies, academic institutions, tribes, coalitions, and interested individuals to work collaboratively to promote, protect, conserve, and expand the responsible use of prescribed fire in Northern California's fire-adapted landscapes.
The Southern Sierra Prescribed Fire Council's mission is to serve as a venue for practitioners, state and federal agencies, academic institutions, tribes, non-governmental organizations, coalitions, and interested individuals to work collaboratively to promote, protect, conserve, and expand the responsible use of prescribed fire and cultural fire in the southern Sierra Nevada’s fire-adapted landscapes and fire-dependent landscapes, and to promote public understanding and acceptance on the ecological and cultural importance of burning.
The Central Coast Prescribed Fire Council's mission is to provide information and education about the role of fire and smoke in the ecosystem, provide a forum for discussions in the art and science of prescribed fire and fire protection policies optimizing the use of integrated fire management and increasing private and agency prescribed burning capacity, pace, and scale through landowner assistance and facilitation of safe fire and smoke burn prescription development, coordination of safe prescribed burns, and sponsorship of live fire training and fire management education.
The Nature Conservancy's Fire Learning Network (FLN) engages dozens of multi-agency, community-based projects to accelerate the restoration of landscapes that depend on fire to sustain native plant and animal communities. By restoring this balance, the ecological, economic and social values of the landscapes can be maintained, and the threat of catastrophic wildfire can be reduced. Collaborative planning, implementation, adaptive management and the sharing of lessons learned are at the core of the FLN. Workshops, peer learning and innovative fire training through Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges? (TREX) are just a few of the mechanisms the network uses.