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Training

CalFire's Vegetation Management Program - A Field-Based Training

Date

Friday, February 27, 2009
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Watsonville Fire Department Station #2
Watsonville
Lunch will be provided

COST: FREE

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Angela Bernheisel
Vegetation Management Program Coordinator
Cal Fire, San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit

Richard Sampson
Forester II/Division Chief
Cal Fire, Felton

Contact

Grey Hayes
grey@elkhornslough.org
(831) 274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: Central Coast Fire Learning Network, Sustainable Human SystemsParticipants examined sites where CalFire worked with neighborhood groups, property owners, and local fire departments on fire safety measures. The group toured sites and became more familiar with the practices CalFire employs to reduce fuel loads, decrease fire danger, and increase the efficacy of responses to wildfire. The tour featured Angela Bernheisel, CalFire Vegetation Management Program Coordinator, and Rich Sampson, CalFire Division Chief, as well as vegetation scientists with UCSC, San Francisco State University, and the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. Participation in the event was by invitation only with the intended audience being professionals whose work entails protecting coastal resources; this included municipal and county planning personnel, state and federal regulatory agencies, and researchers/scientists. Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program Coordinator Dr. Grey Hayes facilitated the discussion and training. The goals of the day included: better understanding of the costs, benefits, and practices of vegetation management in increasing fire safety, how these practices integrate with conservation of sensitive natural resources, and how agencies can better collaborate to create a more fire safe landscape that conserves biological diversity. This training was the first in a series of planned field trips to review the diversity of projects employed to create a better managed landscape on the central coast; future trips will build on this initial experience and include a broader range of land managers and regulators.  Let us know if you are interested!

Documents and Publications

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Agenda: CalFire's Vegetation Management Program
PDF, 134KB
Grey Hayes and Angela Bernheisel
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
February 2009
Contact List: Cal Fire's Vegetation Management Program
PDF, 13KB
Grey Hayes and Angela Bernheisel
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
February 2009
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Are long fire-free periods needed to maintain the endangered, fire-recruiting shrub Arctostaphylos morroensis(Ericaceae)?
PDF, 259KB
Odion, D. and C. Tyler
Conservation Ecology, 6(2):4
2002
Canopy Fuel Treatment Standards for the Wildland-Urban Interface
PDF, 96KB
Joe H. Scott
USDA Forest Service Proceedings (RMRS-P-29), 29-38
2003
Fire History in Coast Redwood Stands in the Northeastern Santa Cruz Mountains, California
PDF, 977KB
Scott L. Stephens and Danny L. Fry
Fire Ecology 1(1):2-19
2005
Landscape-Level Strategies for Forest Fuel Management
PDF, 399KB
C. Phillip Weatherspoon and Carl N. Skinner
Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project: Final report to Congress, Vol 2., Chapter 56, 1471-1492
1996
Maritime chaparral community transition in the absence of fire.
PDF, 248KB
Van Dyke, E., K. D. Holl, and J. R. Griffin
Madrono 48:221-229
2001
Performance of Fuel Treatments Subjected to Wildfires
PDF, 467KB
Erik J. Martinson and Philip N. Omi
USDA Forest Service Proceedings (RMRS-P-29), 7-14
2003
Use of a Deterministic Fire Growth Model to Test Fuel Treatments
PDF, 764KB
JAN W. VAN WAGTENDONK
Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project: Final report to Congress, vol. II, chapter 43, 1155-1165
1996
OTHER INFORMATION
Field trip notes: 1st stop- Trabing Fire
PDF, 45KB
Grey Hayes, PhD
Elkhorn Slough CTP
April 3, 2009

Questions and Answers

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