CalVTP Field Training: Healdsburg Open Space/Community Fuels Reduction Project
Thursday, April 13, 2023 10:00am to 3:00pm in Healdsburg, California
Registration is FULL, but you can sign up on the waitlist in case someone cancels. Click here for the Link to waitlist
Registration closes on March 22nd for this field training.
This is an opportunity to learn about how the Healdsburg Open Space and Community Fuels Reduction Project is using the CalVTP to facilitate a vegetation management and fuels reduction program.
Want to learn more about how to increase the pace and scale of fuels reduction projects in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI)? Join this field workshop on Thursday, April 13th from 10am - 3:00pm to learn how the City of Healdsburg Fire Department is working with Foresters and local operators to implement fuels treatments in their community. Participants will improve their understanding of how to use the CalVTP as part of a vegetation management and fuels reduction strategy and learn how to design and implement other community fire safety projects.
This intermediate-level training is focused on the complexities associated with successfully permitting the Healdsburg Open Space and Community Fuels Reduction Project located on Healdsburg Ridge in the heart of the WUI in Healdsburg, California. Attendees will learn about the background and context of project, which fuels reduction and mechanical treatments wereused for fuels mitigation, and how this project contributes to fuels and vegetation management at the wildland urban interface.
Presenters will discuss project-specific environmental permitting process alternatives and challenges. In addition to a tour of multiple vegetation treatment types (contrasting with no treatment controls), presenters will address the challenges of community and stakeholder engagement. The event will feature varying vegetation types and treatments including oak woodland and chaparral.
This 5-hour field workshop includes visiting multiple sites on Healdsburg Ridge. Located within the Community Fuels Reduction Project on Healdsburg Open Space Preserve. Participants will be standing and walking up to 1.5 miles on gradually sloped and well-graded unpaved and paved roads.
If you find registration is full, feel free to sign up on the waitlist for this event. This is a first come first served bases so sign up early!
Link to waitlist
Lance MacDonald, Division Chief and Fire Marshal, City of Healdsburg Fire Department
Jacob Harrower, Forester and Owner of Frontier Resource Management
Eric Dickie, Eric Dickie Roadbuilding
Logging Contractor 1981 to present
General Contractor 1996- present
Ca. State Wildlife Specialist 2000- present
Cal Fire Fire Contract 1981 - 2022
|10:00am||Training begins. Welcome!|
|Engaging with the community and stakeholders|
|Project history and challenges|
|Tour of vegetation treatments|
|Q&A with presenters (throughout)|
|3:00pm||Field training complete|