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Modoc Prescribed Fire Workshop

This all-day workshop is designed for landowners and land managers, and anyone else who is interested in gaining skills in prescribed fire planning and implementation. See workshop flyer.

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Topics will include:

  • Keynote on fire history in Modoc County by Carl Skinner, retired Geographer/Researcher from the USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station
  • Using prescribed fire to manage California rangelands
  • Prescribed burn associations: a model for private lands burning
  • Prescribed fire permitting and legal considerations
  • Air quality and smoke management
  • Fire weather: forecasting and online tools
  • Fire terms and fire behavior
  • Burn planning: developing a prescription, environmental considerations
  • Burn unit preparation: techniques, firebreaks, equipment
  • Tools and equipment for the day of burn
  • Mop up and patrol