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 Art Exhibition: ‘Uba Seo: Nisenan Arts and Culture at 225 Broad Street in Nevada City! There’s so much to learn from the 2022 Visibility Through Art Exhibit – Perspectives on Erasure. The exhibit will be on display through March 2023.  

CAL FIRE Wildfire Prevention Grants Webinar: January 11th, 10-11:30    

Yuba Fire Safe Council Meeting: Fire Safe Council Meeting:  On January 11, 2023 from 9:30 am -11:30 am there will be a hybrid Yuba Watershed Protection and Firesafe Council meeting with the featured presentation on “PG&E Income Qualified and Medical Assistance Programs Overview”. Hybrid meeting: In-person: Alcouffe Community Center, Oregon House or Virtually: Zoom link.  

CAL FIRE Forest Health Grant Guidelines: the guidelines for FY 2022-2023 is now available on the Forest Health Grant Webpage. CAL FIRE Urban and Community Forest Program Grant Guidelines available for public comment until January 13.  

Forests Lab: A monthly meet up on recent literature on forest health, the next one is scheduled for January 17th at 6 pm. Email Erin Andrew (erin@sierrastreamsinstitute.org) for more information.

Develop your Personal Fire Qualification Plan for Prescribed Burning: Understanding NWCG Qualifications and the California Rx Fire Burn Boss Program: Develop Your Personal Fire Qualification Plan for Prescribed Burning: Understanding NWCG Qualifications and the California Rx Fire Burn Boss Program Training Date: Thursday, January 19, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Learn More 

Sierra Eastside Regional Coordination Group Meeting: January 20, 9-11 am (need registration link and description) 

EPA’s Watershed Academy: webinar on How’s My Waterway, which will take place on January 25, 2023. This webcast will include a live demonstration of the recently enhanced How’s My Waterway application. Registration. More information on the Watershed Academy.  

30×30 Webinar: Onward Together in 2023! The California Natural Resources Agency will be hosting a webinar to reflect on shared progress in 2022 and to hear plans for 30×30 in 2023 on January 31st, at 10:30 am

The Stewardship Network 2023 Conference: February 2-3. This is an online gathering of regional and national caretakers to share experiences and learn from one another.  

Tricks and Tips for early entry into the CalVTP: Webinar on CalVTP (Vegetation Treatment Program) hosted by Cal Poly on February 7th from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. 

Yuba Forest Network Quarterly Meeting: An in-person event at the SYRCL office in Nevada City. Email Anne Marie Holt (annemarie@yubariver.org) for more details. February 3, 2023 10:00 am –12:00 pm. 

Coalition of Firewise Communities Meeting: March 7th at 5:30 pm.  

Quarterly Wildfire Stakeholder Meeting: Nevada County Office of Emergency Service will host their next Quarterly Wildfire Stakeholder Meeting in-person on Friday, March 3rd from 10 am to 12 pm at the Grass Valley Veterans Hall. If you are interested in attending email Alessandra Zambrano (Alessandra.zambrano@nevadacoutnyca.gov) to register.  

California Forest Resilience Task Force Meeting: The next meeting will be in Calabasas from February 2-3, and a spot may be reserved here for either in-person or virtual attendance. 

Bear Yuba Land Trust: In collaboration with the California Native Plant Society, the BYLT is hosting two In the Field: Fungi Walk Saturday February 11th or Sunday 12th, 9:00 am -1:00 pm. 

Rocky Mountain Research Station: Upcoming Science You Can Use webinars: Fueling Collaboration January 19th, and February 16th 8:00-9:30.  

CAL FIRE Forest Health Grants: CAL FIRE FY 2022-2023 Forest Health Grant solicitation will open on December 15th. Applications are due by 3 pm on February 28, 2023. 

Fire Safe Council of Nevada County: The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is providing Free Chipping! more information here.

Virtual Reality fire treatment field tour: Penn State University and the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station created a Virtual Reality field tour to visualize the different types of prescribed fire treatments and thinning look like in a more immersive way. This tour is ‘located’ within the Stanislaus National Forest as part of a ‘Variable Density Thinning’ study on the Stanislaus-Tuolumne Experimental Forest. If are interested in experiencing the tour and/or participating in the evaluation student, follow this link.

Prescribed fire program review: The Office of U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore has published findings and recommendations from its 90-day national prescribed fire program review. This review was conducted during the Forest Service’s 90-day pause on prescribed fire, which followed the spring’s devastating wildfires in New Mexico.

SYRCL: SYRCL hiring new Executive Director: SYRCL has just launched a search for our next Executive Director. SYRCL would love your help spreading the word and any recommendations of professionals you respect in the field. This is an incredible opportunity and the new Executive Director will assume the reigns of a financially solid organization, with a strong and dedicated professional staff, a hardworking board of directors, a large cadre of skilled and dedicated volunteers, many long-time individual donors and foundation supporters, and a reputation for excellence. Access the full position profile and application portal here.

Forest Service: The Community Wildfire Defense Grant is intended to help at-risk local communities and tribes plan for and reduce the risk against wildfire. Goals include restoring and maintaining landscapes, creating fire-adapted communities, and improving wildfire response. Supported project types include the development and revision of community wildfire protection plans, and the implementation of projects described in community wildfire protection plans that are less than ten years old.

National Journal Article: “California burning: Restoring the forests by lighting them up”Article spotlighting the North Yuba Forest Partnership project in the North Yuba Watershed. 

The Stewardship Network 2023 Conference: February 2-3. This is an online gathering of regional and national caretakers to share experiences and learn from one another.  

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