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The goal of this workshop is to provide participants, whether they have been burning piles for years or are just getting started, an opportunity to learn about how to safely reduce fire risk around their homes.

UCCE to Offer Two-Part Pile Burning Workshop

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Winter can be a great time for pile burning brush and other woody debris around your home. Learning how to construct and prepare hand piles takes skill and an understanding of safety and weather considerations to minimize the risk of escape.

Image of a burn pile in a forest.

Image by Samuel.

The University of California Cooperative Extension invites community members to a 2-part pile burning workshop to learn how to safely construct, prepare, and burn piles.

Pile Burn Workshop Flyer (PDF)

This two-part class will cover fundamental topics to hand pile burning such as:
  • Safety and liability considerations
  • Weather conditions and interpretation
  • Navigating the permitting process
Image of a burn pile with a lake in the background.

Image by David Mark.

There will also be in-person local demonstrations for gaining hands-on skills.

Whether you have been burning piles for years or are just getting started, this class has something for everyone!

For questions, please contact Katie Low at katlow@ucanr.edu.

Part One: Hand Pile Burning Fundamentals Webinar
Date & Time: January 31, from 6 – 8 p.m.
Format: Free Zoom-based webinar.

Click here to sign up by January 30, 2023.

Part Two: In-Person Hand Pile Burning Field Demonstrations
Date & Time: TBD. Dates, locations, and registration to be announced soon!
Format: Hands-on, skills-based field day at different locations across the state.

Field Day will cost $10.

Note: You must attend the webinar to attend the in-person demonstrations!

Check out this great video with some handy hints for pile burning! 

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