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Community Workshop: Vegetation Management and Fire Safe Councils

March 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Date(s) - 03/23/2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Altamira Middle School


Supervisor Gorin is bringing together representatives from County Fire, CalFire, and California Fire Safe Councils with the goal of providing attendees with an overview of large scale vegetation management efforts in the State and the county. Topics covered include the effects of climate change on vegetation management, and opportunities for funding. Those in attendance will also learn what some local organizations have done, and are planning in the future.

Neighborhood and community groups, HOAs, large property owners, rural residents and anyone who is interested in learning what is being done to improve fire readiness in our county is encouraged to attend.

Members of Sonoma Ecology Center’s Restoration Department will be present at the event to offer our fuel reduction services. According to Restoration Program Manager Jason Mills, “Our approach is unique in that we know how to manage fuels to get the best results over the long term by focusing on the most aggressive invasive species to reduce biomass and ladder fuels. We also take into account ecological considerations when implementing shaded fuel breaks, or islands of vegetation in order to reduce risk and maintain habitat and resources for wildlife.”

For more on community events hosted by Supervisor Gorin, go to http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Board-of-Supervisors/District-1/.

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