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Fuels Management Training Homepage

Swanton Pacific Ranch's Fuels and Vegetation Management Education (FAVE) program educates professionals about wildfire fuel mitigation and vegetation management approaches with the goal of increasing the pace and scale of fuels and vegetation management to build a more sustainable and fire resilient landscape for every Californian.

Funded by CALFIRE's Healthy Forest Initiative and the California Climate Initiative, the FAVE program offers webinars and field-based workshops in every corner of California.

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Upcoming trainings:

December 6, 2022: CalVTP & PWP in Practice: Covell Ranch Forest Health Fuels Reduction

Wildland-urban interface fuels reduction in coastal zone including a Public Works Plan

January 19th, 2023: Develop your Personal Fire Qualification Plan for Prescribed Burning: Understanding NWCG Qualifications and the California Rx Fire Burn Boss Program

Recent trainings:

November 28- Dec 2: Basic Wildland Fire Fighter Type 2 Training Course

November 9, 2022: CalVTP Question and Answer Webinar 

November 3, 2022: CalVTP in Practice: Lompoc Valley Fuels Reduction Project-Purisima Ridge Fuel Break

October 25, 2022: Prescribed Burning in Soquel Demonstration State Forest

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


Please contact Maurica Anderson Fitzgibbons 
Vegetation and Fuels Management Training Coordinator

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