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Fire Education Program

Notice of Closures

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.


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Prescribed Burn Association Informational Meeting

A Prescribed Burn Association (PBA) is a group of landowners and other concerned citizens that form a partnership to conduct prescribed burns. Association members pool their knowledge, manpower and equipment to help other people in their association conduct prescribed burns.

Join UCCE Mariposa and the Southern Sierra Prescribed Fire Council for an informational meeting on developing local Prescribed Burn Association(s) for your area. This Zoom meeting will be held on July 22 from 1:00-2:30 pm and is open to interested individuals and agencies in Mariposa, Merced, Madera, Fresno, and Tuolumne counties. The meeting will begin with background material on prescribed burn associations and how they have been utilized in other areas. There will be an opportunity to connect with others, find out more about prescribed fire and start a discussion about the formation of Prescribed Burn Association in the Southern Sierra. Please  register here or call us at 209-966-2417.

Prescribed Fire for Invasive Species Control

Cal Fire VMP Training Burn to control medusahead on the Long Ranch in Mariposa County, California.

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

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