Placer County Resource Conservation District is hosting an introductory prescribed fire workshop for community members and private landowners. Residents interested in how and why the application of prescribed fire is critical to the health of our community members, native plants and animals, and forest health are encouraged to attend. This workshop is paired with opportunities to participate in demonstration and training burns to gain boots-on-the-ground experience, pending weather conditions.
This workshop series has resulted in tangible success. During the 2022/2023 winter season, Placer RCD hosted 7 workshops and 18 training burns, burning a total of 25 acres. Landowners who attended the trainings reported back implementing a cumulative 275 acres throughout the Sierra foothills in units averaging less than 5 acres. Placer RCD’s training and instruction has provided landowner and land manager with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to apply low-intensity prescribed fire.
This workshop is free of charge and will cover topics including permitting, liability, fire effects on native plants, heat management, landowner resources, unit prep and hazard mitigation, and more. A panel of experienced instructors teach the course.
What to bring: Food is not provided. Please be prepared with lunch, water, and snacks for the day. Please bring a notebook and pen/pencil if you’d like to take notes.
For any other questions, or if you need more details, please contact Cordi Craig, Prescribed Fire Program Manager, at .