Napa Fire Prevention and Policy Workshop – May 30

NAPA FIRE PREVENTION AND POLICY WORKSHOP

Performing Arts Center, Napa Valley College

2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa, CA

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

AGENDA

8:00 AM

Doors open, sign in, coffee and snacks

8:30 AM

Welcome and workshop overview

8:45 AM

Natural lands recovery and maintenance for fire prevention

Kate Wilkin, UCCE Forestry, Fire and Natural Resources Advisor

9:25 AM

Fire behavior under varying fuel and weather conditions

Barry Biermann, Napa County Fire Chief

10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Vegetation management tools and options

Panel presentations

11:30 AM

Cost share and grant funds for vegetation management practices

Emma Chow, USDA-NRCS and Ben Nicholls, Cal Fire

12:00 PM

Lunch, provided with registration

1:00 PM

Historic land use and vegetation patterns in Napa Valley uplands

1:30 PM

Panel on current policies on land-uses, fire prevention, fire road access and vegetation management

2:30 PM

Out-of-the-box policy ideas to reduce wild fire risks to residents and property

Group brainstorming

3:15 PM

Summary of policy ideas

3:30 PM

Wrap up and next steps

This workshop is a collaboration between UC Cooperative Extension, Napa County Farm Bureau and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Funding for the workshop is provided by a UC ANR Opportunity Grant.

It is the policy of the University of California (UC) and the UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/215244.pdf). Inquiries regarding ANR’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to John Fox, Affirmative Action Compliance Officer/Title IX Officer, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618, (530) 750-1343.



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