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Webinar Spotlight’s Prescribed Burns for Property Management

MARIPOSA — UCCE Mariposa is offering a free online webinar series focusing on the use of prescribed burns as a vegetation and fire fuel management tool. The five-part series, which starts today (May 6), is free but requires registration. The webinars will be held online every Wednesday in May and the first Wednesday in June from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Whether you live in a mixed conifer forest, oak woodland, chaparral or grassland habitat, returning prescribed fire to California can be part of a well-managed property.

This training will be conducted completely online in moderated sessions featuring area experts UCCE, Mariposa County, CAL Fire and the Mono Indian tribe.

Session topics will include:

Session 1—Fire Ecology
Session 2—Permitting
Session 3—Prescribed Fire Planning
Session 4—Resources for Burning
Session 5—Benefits of Cultural Burn & Round table discussion about next step/PBA interest

This training is designed for landowners, land managers, and anyone interested in learning more about fire ecology and how to plan and implement prescribed fire.

The webinar will highlight successes from other counties, including the PBA model that is currently gaining momentum in counties across California.

Workshops are funded in part by California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities.

To register online, go to http://cemariposa.ucanr.edu or call (209) 966-2417.

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