Resilient Forest Series (Event 2 of 3 for Autumn 2023)
September 24 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm- $25
About This Event
Join Regenerative Forest Solutions, Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District (Gold Ridge RCD), staff from Audubon Canyon Ranch’s Fire Forward program, and additional expert speakers for this series highlighting forest health practices and related watershed benefits, forest management planning, regional milling infrastructure, prescribed burning, Indigenous forest and water stewardship knowledge, and more. This event is hosted in Sebastopol at The West Mill at Green Valley Farm + Mill.
Each series date will engage participants in stewardship strategies for improving forest and watershed health with presentations by expert speakers including our special guests (listed below), scientists from Gold Ridge RCD, and forest landowners. Participants will also get to see a demonstration and overview of milling infrastructure as well as information on how to bring good fire back to the land with staff from Audubon Canyon Ranch’s Fire Forward program and our guests.
The morning lecture will be followed by a walking tour before lunch (attendees bring their own), followed by a milling demo in the afternoon. After the demonstration, participants will self select into two groups – Group 1) Forest Management Planning, and Group 2) Forest Stewardship. Group 1 will stay at the mill and will make a plan for their next steps in incorporating lessons from the day. Group 2 will head into the forest to hone their practice by contributing to various forest stewardship activities (e.g. limbing, piling, and shaded fuel break expansion activities).
Each date costs $25 to attend; no one will be turned away for a lack of funds. Please email us at info at regenerativeforestsolutions.org if any financial or mobility assistance needed to support your attendance and participation.
EXPERT SPEAKERS: We are honored to be joined by the following speakers during our upcoming series and encourage you to learn more about their work and efforts prior to your arrival.
– Adriana Stagnaro, Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District
– Hannah Lopez, Logistics Manager and Partnerships, Fire Forward
– Jeremy Fisher, Forestree Collective/Green Valley Farm + Mill
– Ras K’dee, Steward/Artist. We are grateful for the participation of Ras K’dee, a DJ, renowned lyricist, producer, and lead vocalist/keyboardist for Audiopharmacy, and founder of The NEST Community Arts Center, (Forestville CA) during our series. The NEST is an Indigenous-led, sustainably-built hub for all artists. K’dee is also the editor/producer of SNAG Magazine, a Native-owned arts and culture magazine.
K’dee is currently building the first ever sustainably built, Indigenous-led, multi-media center of its kind, the NEST Community Arts Center, in his Pomo homeland. With the completion of the first permanent structure Fall of 2019, the cob visual arts studio, K’dee is currently fundraising to build the yurt gathering space and bath house, with future plans to build SNAG Magazine’s offices, dance studio, holistic healing space, communal living space, and music studios. K’dee will share song, story and expertise with us as part of the September series.
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Morning Lecture Session: Forest Heath Practices & Walking Tour
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch (Attendees bring their own packed lunch)
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Afternoon Session: Mill Demo & Groups: Forest Stewardship / Forest Planning