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Swanton Pacific Ranch's Fuels and Vegetation 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. Our work to date has focused on training participants to improve their understanding of using the California Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP) with examples of successful projects in various locations. We have also helped participants to increase their knowledge and skill in the use of prescribed fire. And, we have featured webinars and field trainings focused on sharing lessons learned from fuels reductions projects in many different settings.
In the future, we will be featuring more emphasis on fuels reduction projects and prescribed burning. We are excited to offer the capstone course 'California Burn Boss Training' as well as pre-requisites. And, we will expand our geographical reach across California to feature leaders in vegetation management and the innovative ways that they approach projects that make ecosystems and Californians more resilient to wildfire.
If you have a project or initiative that you would like us to feature with one of our trainings, please drop us a line with your suggestion.
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This webinar will share insights about the latest trends, tips, and practices for agencies, fire safe councils, and landowners seeking to use the California Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP) to implement vegetation treatments.
December 12th, 2023: Forest Health Grants and Forest Practice Documents: Can they be used together to create a more resilient landscape?
Participants will increase their knowledge of how to utilize forest health grant funds, THPs, and other forest practice documents to accomplish forest health projects.
This webinar is an opportunity for Participants to increase their understanding of several topics related to wildfire resilience in coastal Marin, including wildfire risk, natural resource management, project planning, and regulatory processes.
January 24th, 2024: CalVTP in Practice: Lessons Learned in Implementation at Purisima Ridge Shaded Fuel Break
Participants will increase their understanding of the CalVTP and how to apply it to overcome challenges in project implementation with examples at Purisima Ridge.
This webinar is an opportunity to learn about implementing fuels and vegetation management projects using the Public Works Plan (PWP) in California’s Coastal Zone.
February 1st, 2024: Collaborative Fuels Reduction Projects: Lessons Learned from the Resource Conservation District of Tehama County
Participants will increase their understanding of how lead agencies, partners, and communities collaboratively design and implement fuels reduction projects using lessons learned from the Resource Conservation District of Tehama County.
Participants will increase their understanding of fuel management in the forest conservation context, including community and economic opportunities and constraints through lessons learned at the Jenner Headlands Preserve.