Understanding the CalVTP: a Virtual Training for Beginners
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm
Shannon Johnson, Vegetation Management Program Coordinator, CALFIRE
Shannon Johnson is a Registered Professional Forester with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). She has been working with CAL FIRE since 2004 in various positions across the state. She is currently the Vegetation Management Program Manager, reviewing fuel reduction projects (CEQA, VMP, CalVTP) for CAL FIRE statewide. Prior to that she worked at the CAL FIRE Northern Region office in Redding reviewing fuel reduction projects for Northern California. She has also worked with the Forest Practice Program, State Forest Program, grants and fuels crews. She has a degree in Conservation Biology from California State University Sacramento and lives in Northern California.
Jon Fitch, Prescribed Burn Coordinator, CALFIRE
Jon Fitch has over 20 years of experience working in forest health, fuel reduction, and landscape level treatment in Oregon and California. His background includes forest management, wildland firefighting, contract administration, and development of financially feasible fuel treatment projects. In his position as the Prescribed Fire Coordinator at the CalFire Sacramento HQ office, he is tasked with expanding the role of prescribed fire (among other fuel reduction projects) to meet the targets and needs identified by the Governor and the Strategic Action Plan developed by the Forest and Wildfire Resiliency Task Force.