Beyond Defensible Space: Vegetation Management Outside the 100 Foot Zone

December 7, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Online Event
Ellie Insley

Safer West County wildland management December 2021 workshop announcement

Learn how to reduce your wildfire risk while increasing habitat health outside the defensible space zone.

This free two-hour workshop will allow plenty of time for questions, and will address:

• How to tailor treatments to chapparal, oak woodlands, and conifer ecosystems
• Fuel management practices for maintaining complexity and fostering biodiversity • Discussion of special considerations for sensitive species and waterways
• Treatment options including prescribed burning and mechanical thinning
• Biomass disposal options besides hauling or chipping

Featuring two highly respected local experts:
Michael I. Jones, PhD, is the University of California Cooperative Extension Forest Advisor for Mendocino, Lake, and Sonoma Counties. He specializes in forest pest management and forest health. Currently, as a Forest Advi- sor, Jones is devoted to helping landowners sustain healthy forests that are resilient to insects, diseases, fire, and climate change.
Brock Dolman is a wildlife biologist and is nationally recognized as a restoration ecologist and renowned in- novator in watershed management and Permaculture design. Brock integrates wildlife biology and watershed ecology with education about regenerative & Just design as a Life Literacy Coach. Brock co-founded the Sowing Circle, LLC Intentional Community & Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC) where he acts as a co-director of OAEC’s Permaculture/Resilient Community Design Program, Wildlands Program and WATER Institute.