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Learn how to use biochar for forest resilience and carbon sequestration

Given the ongoing drought and dangerous wildfire conditions in California and throughout the west, we see an urgent need to train more people on clean techniques to convert problem forest vegetation into biochar onsite. Biochar helps mitigate the wildfire threat by increasing forest soil water-holding capacity and resilience.

Who Should Attend? Forestry contractors, arborists, workforce supervisors, forest land owners, and staff from environmental NGOs and natural resource agencies who supervise forestry workers, or develop biochar forestry projects and programs.

Morning Session – Biochar Production and Applications 9 am – noon

Kelpie Wilson, Wilson Biochar Associates: How to Make Biochar in Place Using Flame Cap Kilns and Conservation Burns
Deborah Page-Dumroese, US Forest Service Research Soil Scientist: Applying Biochar to Forest Soils for Forest Health and Restoration
Karen Youngblood: Forester, Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc
Kai-Hoffman Krull: San Juan Islands Conservation District

Afternoon Session – Reports on Biochar Forest Projects 1- 4pm

Laurie Schoonhoven: NRCS National Forester
Ken Carloni: Yew Creek Land Alliance
Mark Vander Meer, Principal Partner, Watershed Consulting, Inc.
Dylan Maxwell, CEO, CarbonFace
Raymond Baltar: Sonoma Biochar Initiative
Darren McAvoy: Utah Forest Service
Jim Archuleta: US Forest Service
Others TBA


January 27
9:00 am - 4:00 pm PST

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