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To provide Cal Poly students, faculty, staff and the public with a unique interdisciplinary environment in which to foster the Learn by Doing philosophy by providing educational experiences on a working ranch, supporting diversified agriculture and forest resources while maintaining the integrity of ranch operations.

  —Our Mission

Fuels Management Training Homepage

Swanton Pacific Ranch's Fuels Management Training Program educates current and career-transition professionals and veterans in wildfire fuel mitigation measures and ecological restoration with the long-term goal of increasing the pace and scale of vegetation management to build a more sustainable and fire resilient landscape for every Californian.

Funded by a CALFIRE Healthy Forest Initiative Grant and kicking off in March 2022, the Fuels Management Training Program offers free twice monthly webinars, monthly field-based workshops in every corner of California, and biannual full day symposia for the life of the grant (through February, 2025).

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Recent trainings:

Introduction to California's Utility Vegetation Wildfire Risk Mitigation Webinar

CalVTP in Practice: Sequoia Lake Case Study Webinar

Blodgett Forest Fuels Treatment Field Workshop

CalVTP Field Training: Covell Ranch Forest Health Fuels Reduction in the WUI

Understanding the CalVTP: a Virtual Training for Beginners

 

Questions?
Please contact Maurica Anderson Fitzgibbons 
Vegetation and Fuels Management Training Coordinator

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