Stewarding Forests for Wildlife and Fire Resilience
September 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
*$10 – $20 Suggested Donation
Ages 12 and up welcome
Meet at the Barn
*This event is FREE if cost is a barrier to you
Are you a landowner with the desire to steward forests for fire resilience and to benefit wildlife? In this workshop, you can learn from Pepperwood’s Preserve Manager – Michael Gillogly, Assistant Preserve Manager – Devyn Friedfel. Pepperwood has been experimenting with forest thinning and prescribed fire to optimize forest health. Come learn how to manage vegetation in different forest types, how to deal with the slash, how wildfire responds to different treatments, what is the best response to fire killed trees, and what funding sources are available for forest stewardship. We will visit sites throughout the preserve and discuss our techniques and lessons learned following the Tubbs and Kincade fires. We will explore the benefits and challenges of using prescribed fire, and visit a recently burned prescribed fire forest plot.
Ease of access/hike level: This event will include hiking short distances off trail on uneven and hilly terrain in order to reach demonstration sites. We will carpool to get to the demonstration sites around the preserve. Bathrooms and water are available at the meeting location.
Weather & Cancellations: This event will go on in light rain. However, it could be canceled in the case of heavy storms, unhealthy air quality or other unforeseen circumstances. In the case of cancellation, registrants will be notified via email.
Though we love dogs, pets are not allowed on the reserve. When visiting Pepperwood, please leave pets at home for their wellbeing and that of our wildlife. Thank you.
Please, no smoking at Pepperwood.
COVID Protocols: All events will follow current regional health safety guidelines. Please practice good health hygiene, and physical distancing when possible. If you do not feel well, please do not attend.
Register through Pepperwood Preserve’s website: https://www.pepperwoodpreserve.org/?event=stewarding-forests-for-wildlife-and-fire-resilience-4&event_date=2023-09-23