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Sierra Foothill Rancher’s Fire Academy: Evacuation vs. Sheltering in Place
Auburn, CA
Contact: Dan Macon at dmacon@ucanr.edu or (530) 889-7385
Sponsor: UCCE Placer-Nevada

The University of California Cooperative Extension Placer-Nevada Office, the Nevada County Resource Conservation District, the Placer County Resource Conservation District, and the UCANR Fire Network  are offering the first-of-its-kind Rancher’s Fire Academy for ranchers in the Sierra Foothill and Sierra Nevada regions. This series of workshops and field days will focus on:

(a) Education and hands-on training for ranchers regarding the use of prescribed fire for range improvement, weed management, and fuel load reduction;

(b) Creating new and strengthening existing rancher networks to assist in preparing for and responding to wildfire with the region.

Cost: $25 per session (up to 4 people per ranch) or $75 for entire course!

Register for individual sessions here: https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=41690

Please sign up for as many session as you would like. 

If you would like to attend all sessions, register here: https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=41693

SESSIONS offered:

Session 1 : Dec 14 | 9am – 11am | Benefits of Rx Fire for Range Improvement - 
Kramer Ranch Grass Valley, CA

Session 2 :  Jan 4 | 6pm – 7:30pm | Rx Fire Regulatory and Permitting Issues Workshop
UCCE – Auburn, CA

Session 3 : Jan 6 | 8am – 12pm | Prescribed Fire Planning and Site Preparation Field Day
Kramer Ranch Grass Valley, CA

Session 4 : Jan 20 | 9am – 12pm | Fire Tools and Equipment Use Field Day
Sierra Foothill REC Browns Valley, CA

Session 5 : Feb 8 | 6pm – 7:30pm | Fire Behavior and Fire Safety Workshop
UCCE – Auburn

Session 6 : Feb 24 |9am – 12pm | Ranch Hardening and Wildfire Preparation Field Day
Sierra Foothill REC Browns Valley, CA

Session 7 : Mar 7 | 6pm – 7:30pm | Planning your Rx Fire  
UCCE - Auburn

Session 8 : Mar 28 | 6pm – 7:30pm | Livestock Health and Management During Wildfire
UCCE – Auburn

Session 9: Apr 18 | 6pm – 7:30pm | What if you Can’t Get Out? Evacuation vs. Sheltering in Place 
UCCE – Auburn

Session 10: TBA | 6pm – 7:30pm Rangeland Fire Protection Associations: Could They Work Here?

Session 11: TBA | Final Exam: Prescribed Fire Implementation
Field Site TBA

For more information, contact Dan Macon at dmacon@ucanr.edu or (530) 889-7385