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CalVTP in Practice: Learning from Pile Burning and Broadcast Burning at Berkeley Forests’ Grouse Ridge VTP Project

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar is an opportunity to learn about the implementation of the California Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP) at Berkeley Forests and the integration of prescribed fire practices at the Grouse Ridge Research Forest. Participants will increase their understanding of how to plan for pile & broadcast burning using lessons learned from the VTP at Grouse Ridge Research Forest.

Ariel Roughton, Research Stations Manager at Berkeley Forests, will provide an overview of Berkeley Forests and the Grouse Ridge Research Forest. She will also discuss utilizing the CalVTP to meet CEQA compliance for forest health treatments, focusing on its integration into Berkeley Forests’ prescribed fire and fuels management program. Robert York, Adjunct Associate Professor of Forestry at UC Berkeley and Co-Director of Berkeley Forests, will cover how the VTP process has facilitated experimental treatments at Grouse Ridge. He will also explore the broader potential of VTPs for management experiments by academics or practitioners. Kestrel Grevatt, Assistant Forest Resources Manager at Berkeley Forests, will discuss prescribed fire implementation for Berkeley Forests and other nonindustrial forestland owners. Brent McDermott, a private forest landowner, will share insights into his experiences preparing for and completing a burn on his property. He will also cover his experience with Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding.

Venue

Virtual Conference

Organizer

CAL POLY College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences

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