2017 North Coast Forest Conservation Conference

Early-bird registration is now open for the North Coast Forest Conservation Conference: Growing Resilience in our Forests and Woodlands, June 7-9, 2017 at the Santa Rosa Junior College. This inspirational forum will bring together scientists, foresters, landowners, students and the public to: Learn about the state of our forests Explore trends and possible futures Share […]

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Wildfire Planning: Response and Resilience for the Upper Mark West Watershed

Attendees will learn about fire history and behavior; understand fire response planning; discover the latest information on defensible space and fire-safe construction materials; and learn about funding opportunities for fuels reduction projects. Information will focus on the Upper Mark West watershed and environs. For more information and registration please visit http://ucanr.edu/wildfire  

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Forest Stewardship Workshop

Monan’s Rill, the Friends of the Mark West Watershed, and Sonoma Resource Conservation District, and the Sonoma County Forest Conservation Work Group invite you to an in-depth workshop focused on erosional processes, techniques to prevent soil loss, and funding sources for projects. The day starts indoors, with presentations followed by tours of Monan’s Rill and the […]

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When in Drought

This opportunity to learn more about climate trends and strategies to reduce drought impacts on the North Coast is brought to you by the Gualala River Watershed Council. Follow this link for more information – http://grwc.info/info/Drought_Workshop.pdf

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Shaded Fuelbreak Workshop

Take a tour of a 20 acre shaded fuelbreak and learn > How shaded fuelbreaks reduce fuel loads and help firefighters make a stand against wildfire > How to plan and implement a shaded fuelbreak to protect your home and forest land > Various methods to establish a shaded fuelbreak > How local agencies and […]

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EQIP Application Workshop

Join us on Tuesday, August 26, to learn how the EQIP program can help fund forestry and fuels reduction projects on your property . Drew Loganbill, forester and soil conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, will give an overview of that agency’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program. He will discuss eligible projects and the application process, and […]

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Tour de Sheep

Join us on Friday, August 15, for a tour and informative talk on the Sea Ranch grazing program. Bill Wiemeyer, Director of Compliance and Environmental Management, will present a brief history of how the Sea Ranch Association uses prescribed grazing as a fuels management tool. Leland Falk will cover the nuts and bolts of the grazing operation and what […]

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Forest Stewardship in Wine Country

This full-day workshop will be held on June 14 in Glen Ellen. Morning lectures will address drought effects on trees, fire as a landscape process, creating fire-adapted landscapes, and funding and implementing projects. Lunch and an afternoon field trip follow at the near by Glen Oaks Ranch. The afternoon field trip will view and discuss restoration projects on Stuart Creek, the […]

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“Woodland Grazing”

“WOODLAND GRAZING” This Brown Bag lecture will explore managed grazing as a tool for fuels reduction, enhancement of wildlife habitat, control of invasive species, and increased water yields. The featured speaker will be Wendell Gilgert, the Working Landscapes Program Director for Blue Point Conservation Science (formerly known as the Point Reyes Bird Observatory).

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“Surviving the Drought”

“SURVIVING THE DROUGHT” This Brown Bag lecture, held on April 24, 2014, featured a panel discussion on what the local effects of the on-going drought are likely to be on forest health and fire safety. Featured speakers were Steven Swain, UC Cooperative Extension, and Caerleon Safford, FireSafe Sonoma. This Brown Bag was videotaped and may be […]

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