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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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Upcoming trainings:

Blodgett Forest Fuels Treatment Field Workshop

Explore how different forest management alternatives in mixed conifer forests affect fuel characteristics and wildfire risk with Berkeley's Dr. Rob York, Ariel Roughton, and Rachelle Hedges.

Thursday, June 23 10am-3pm in Georgetown, CA

CalVTP in Practice: Sequoia Lake Case Study Webinar

CALFIRE’s Jerrold Sharp and Nicolas Meyer will walk you through the finer details and lessons learned from the 2020 Sequoia Lake VTP approval, discuss various CEQA pathways for vegetation mitigation, and answer audience questions.

Wednesday, June 29 10am-12noon via Zoom


Introduction to California's Utility Vegetation Wildfire Risk Mitigation Webinar

Utility industry veterans from PG&E, SCE, SMUD, and Iapetus Infrastructure Services discuss wildfire ignition mitigation and California's utility vegetation regulatory framework and history.

Thursday, July 14 10am-11:30am via Zoom

Recent trainings:

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

Understanding the CalVTP: a Virtual Training for Beginners


Please contact Maurica Anderson Fitzgibbons 
Vegetation and Fuels Management Training Coordinator

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