Prescribed Fire 101 Workshops

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Location: Nevada County Fire Safe Council Office

Nevada County RCD has two Prescribed Fire 101 workshops scheduled for 2024 so far. One will be January 13th in Grass Valley at the Nevada County Fire Safe Council office, and another will be held February 3rd location TBA. The Workshops will be from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm with a potential demonstration burn the following day. 

The workshops include: Introduction to prescribed fire for residents and private landowners. Learn about what prescribed burning is and the role of fire historically vs now in shaping our forest and landscape vegetation and wildland fire. Gain knowledge of the use of prescribed fire as a tool to benefit fire safety, native plants and animal habitat, and forest health. Learn about the basics of planning and conducting a prescribed burn safely and responsibly, including permitting and smoke management. Display of native plants adaptations to fire. This workshop is paired with opportunities to participate in demonstration burns as weather and burning conditions allow.

Lead by Joaquin Pastrana, Nevada County RCD Prescribed Fire Program Manager and Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman, certified California Burn Boss, retired US Forest Service wildland and prescribed fire scientist and practitioner

Day 1: 5 hour classroom course at the Fire Safe Council of Nevada Co. (Jan 13 class only)

Day 2: 4-8 hour Field day if weather permits. Location TBA. email if you would like to register!