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Planning for Fire Resilience in the Coastal Zone: A case study of Marin County

May 20 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This field workshop is an opportunity to learn about coastal wildfire resilience. Participants will increase their knowledge of planning for fire resilience in coastal California through a case study of Marin County.

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Mark Brown, Executive Director of the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA), will discuss the factors that shape the coastal fire landscape in Marin County and the shared responsibility of residents, fire agencies, and regulatory bodies in creating fire-safe communities. Anne Crealock, Planning and Program Manager at MWPA, along with Caitlin Gilleran, Senior Project Manager/Senior Planner at Panorama Environmental, will showcase practical approaches of environmental compliance within the Coastal zone, emphasizing resource constraints and adaptive management. Additionally, they will share about the worker training programs within MWPA’s compliance program. Gavin Albertoli, Project Manager for the Marin County Fire Department’s Vegetation and Fuels Management Program, will provide an overview of the evacuation route clearance planning and implementation. Greg Jones, Fire Management Officer at Point Reyes National Seashore, will focus on the area’s fire history and fuels treatments, and will discuss the importance of diverse biomass disposal methods, including pile burning in hard-to-reach locations. Chief Jessi Peri of the Stinson Beach Fire Protection District will share his perspective on wildfire planning in a tourist-heavy area, focusing on efficient evacuation planning. Belle Cole, Chair of the Ecologically Sound Practices Partnership, will highlight the importance of collaboration in addressing these multifaceted challenges.oad


CAL POLY College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences


Bear Valley Visitor Center
1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
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