Placerville, CA, October 1, 2019 – University of California Cooperative Extension will be hosting two one-day workshops in October 2019 designed for landowners and land managers wanting to gain skills in prescribed fire planning and implementation. Dates and times are:

  • October 8, 2019 at the Ambulance, Fire & EOC Facility, 18440 Striker Crt, Sonora, CA
  • October 10, 2019 at the American Legion Hall, 11401 American Legion Dr, Sutter Creek, CA.

Each workshop will feature similar content including presentations on prescribed fire, including local fire history and current fire research, prescribed fire permitting and legal considerations, fire weather forecasting and online tools, air quality and smoke management, fire terms and fire behavior, burn plan development, burn unit preparation and fire tools and equipment, as well as models for accomplishing prescribed fire on private lands, including prescribed burn associations and Cal Fire’s Vegetation Management Program.

Participants in each workshop will be invited to participate in a field trip to look at lands actively managed with prescribed fire and to participate in a live training burn (weather permitting) during the last week of October at the University of California Berkeley’s Blodgett Research Forest near Georgetown in El Dorado County.

Registration by October 4th is required to participate. Please go to to register. The cost of $30 will cover lunch and materials. After registering, you will be provided with further instructions on the workshop and the agenda of presentations.

For more information contact Susie Kocher at 530-542-2571 or