Participants are eligible for 1 hr. cat. 1 SAF CFE and 1 hr. Int. Soc. of Arboriculture credit
Justice Jones, Austin Fire Department, Austin, Texas
Mike Wharton, Athens-Clarke County, Athens, Georgia
Prescribed fire is an effective forest and range management tool used to reduce wildfire fuels, manage understory vegetation and restore/ manage ecosystems. Despite its utility, it is less commonly applied in urban and community forest management. This webinar will present two southeastern case studies that have successfully used prescribed fire within city limits. Speakers will outline project goals, ecological objectives, critical partnerships, community outreach and education, technology and training, and lessons learned essential to the success of utilizing prescribed fire in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI).
This webinar is in support of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy and the eXtension Urban Forestry and Energy Conservation Community of Practice and is sponsored by the Southern Regional Extension Forestry and the Southern Fire Exchange. Above photo of a prescribed fire near Athens, Georgia by Scott Collins.
The webinar is free but registration is required!