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Napa Fire Prevention and Policy Workshop

May 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:45 pm PDT


A one-day workshop hosted by: UC Cooperative Extension Napa County Farm Bureau USDA-NRCS

What do we know about ecosystem recovery after fire? How is fire affected by fuel & weather? What policies and practices are needed to reduce fire impacts?



8:00 AM Doors open, sign in, coffee and snacks

8:30 AM Welcome and workshop overview

8:45 AM Natural lands recovery and maintenance for fire prevention, Kate Wilkin, UCCE Forestry, Fire and Natural Resources Advisor

9:25 AM Fire behavior under varying fuel and weather conditions, Barry Biermann, Napa County Fire Chief

10:15 AM Break

10:30 AM Vegetation management tools and options, Panel presentations

11:30 AM Cost share and grant funds for vegetation management practices, Emma Chow, USDA-NRCS and Ben Nicholls, Cal Fire

12:00 PM Lunch, provided with registration

1:00 PM Historic land use and vegetation patterns in Napa Valley uplands

1:30 PM Panel on current policies on land-uses, fire prevention, fire road access and vegetation management

2:30 PM Out-of-the-box policy ideas to reduce wild fire risks to residents and property, Group brainstorming

3:15 PM Summary of policy ideas

3:30 PM Wrap up and next steps

This workshop is a collaboration between UC Cooperative Extension, Napa County Farm Bureau and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Funding for the workshop is provided by a UC ANR Opportunity Grant.


May 30, 2018
8:00 am - 3:45 pm PDT
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Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center
2277 College Way
Napa, CA 94558 United States
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