Other Fire-Preparedness Agencies & Resources

Official Sites of public and private wildfire safety organizations, with helpful information

To get on the email list for upcoming UC Continuing Education events about prescribed burns, go to:
https://ucanr.edu/sites/forestry/Forest_Vegetation_Management/Prescribed_Fire/. Click “Contact”, then “Join Email List” to sign up for notices of training and events.

To watch the 2 recorded UCCE sponsored prescribed burning webinars from 2020, go to: Prescribed fire webinar series in Mariposa county - http://cemariposa.ucanr.edu/Fire_Information/Events/ and/or Prescribed Fire for Foresters - http://cehumboldt.ucanr.edu/Programs/Fire/Workshops/Prescribed_Fire_for_Foresters/.

That webinar connects to these printed resources:

  • Prescribed Fire Liability in California (link)
    • Building a burn trailer to support your community's prescribed fire efforts (link)
    • Burning by the Day: Why cost/acre is not a good metric for prescribed fire (link)
    • Options for prescribed fire on private lands in California (link)
    • Is funding always worth the cost? (link)

To get on the contact list for our local Yuba Bear Burn Cooperative contact Jamie Ervin at: jamie@sierraforestlegacy.org.

Controlled burns are very much key to the future of forest health and fire mitigation efforts in our area, according to many experts. First-timers should probably start on a small scale in the range of 5 to 50 acres with you and your surrounding neighbors. Larger-scale projects in the area of 50 to 500 acres have funding opportunities if you are willing to be a community organizer. Basically, you organize the work and the experts come in and teach how to manage the burns.