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Shaded Fuel Break: Lessons Learned Post Wildfire in the San Vincente Redwoods

May 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

What to learn more about how four land trusts implement land conservation and fire resiliency?

Join a variety of practitioners who come together to manage fuels on private conservation land critically located adjacent to high-fire risk communities in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

  • Susie Petrie, Senior Stewardship Project Manager at Peninsula Open Space Trust, will give an overview of the San Vicente Redwoods Partnership.
  • Nadia Hamey, registered professional forester and property manager, will give an overview of the vision and context of the San Vicente Redwoods property and prioritization of fuel reduction based on the landscape: topography, fuel types, and infrastructure. She will highlight the ongoing work at San Vicente Redwoods and collaborative research opportunities. Nadia will also discuss fuel management permitting, funding, and project design/logistics such as prescription and biomass processing options.
  • Joe Christy, the President of the Bonny Doon Fire Safe Council, will speak to the history of the shaded fuel break project, how the fuels management contracts have changed post-fire from a project implementer’s perspective and he’ll share strategies to think regionally.
  • Sebastian Holmes, President of Holmes Logging Inc. and independent forestry contractor who has implemented several forest health projects on this and other properties, will share from a contractors perspective current trends in workforce development and contracting guidelines.

Together, these individuals work with representatives of four land trusts to effectively demonstrate that land conservation, fire resiliency, and public access can successfully co-exist.

For full agenda and ink to register visit the website at https://spranch.calpoly.edu/shaded-fuel-break-lessons-learned-post-wildfire-san-vicente-redwoods.



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CAL POLY College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences

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