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After the LNU Fires: What Should Farmers and Landowners Do?

September 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT

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Farmers and small-acreage landowners affected by the LNU Lightning Complex Fires are invited to an online webinar, Thursday, Sept. 10, to discuss what to do on the land and what to avoid.

Speakers will cover fire impacts on oak woodlands, rangelands, orchards and vineyards, plus restoration and erosion control options, and financial assistance programs.

The free webinar will run 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sept 10. Register at https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=31977.

See the tentative agenda below.

  • 9 a.m. Welcome and webinar format – Morgan Doran, UC Cooperative Extension livestock advisor natural resources advisor and director of UC Cooperative Extension Capitol Corridor, serving Solano, Yolo & Sacramento counties
  • 9:05 a.m. Navigating the agency alphabet soup for disaster assistance – Robyn Rains and Don Ryan, Solano County Office of Emergency Services; and Kevin Wynne, Small Business Administration
  • 9:25 a.m. Understanding wildland fire impacts – Rich Casale, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • 9:45 a.m. Impact of fire on oak woodlands, what to expect and what to do – Mike Jones, UCCE forestry advisor for Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma counties
  • 10:05 a.m. Impact of fire on rangelands, what to expect and what to do – Morgan Doran, UCCE; Tanya Meyer, Yolo County Resource County District; and Chris Rose, Solano Resource County District
  • 10:25 a.m. Impact of fire on orchard trees, what to expect and what to do – Katherine Jarvis-Shean, UCCE orchard systems advisor for Solano, Yolo & Sacramento counties 
  • 10:45 a.m. Break 
  • 10:50 a.m. Impact of fire on vineyards and wine grapes, what to expect and what to do – Glenn McGourty, UCCE Viticulture Advisor, Emeritus
  • 11:10 a.m. Erosion risks and mitigation measures – Nick Gallagher, USDA-NRCS and Bill Birmingham, Napa RCD
  • 11:50 a.m. USDA disaster programs and how to apply – Scott Mahon, USDA Farm Service Agency, invited
  • 12:05 p.m. Property value and tax re-assessment – John Tuteur, Napa County Assessor
  • 12:15 p.m. Q and A – Moderated by Wendy Rash, USDA-NRCS

The webinar is sponsored by UC ANR Cooperative Extension; USDA Farm Service Agency and Natural Resource Conservation District; Solano, Napa and Yolo counties; and Solano, Dixon, Napa and Yolo County Resource Conservation Districts

For more information, contact Clin Xu, UC ANR Program Support Unit at [email protected] or (530) 750-1361.

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources brings the power of UC to all 58 California counties. Through research and Cooperative Extension in agriculture, natural resources, nutrition, economic and youth development, our mission is to improve the lives of all Californians. Learn more at ucanr.edu.


September 10, 2020
9:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT
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