Wildfire Resources in Tulare County

 CalFire Units and Fire Management Plans

   
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Returning Fire to the Land
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For thousands of years, the vast majority of fires on the land were intentionally set by Indigenous Peoples of this region for a variety of reasons.

 

Living with Wildfire in Northwestern California
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This publication is full of wildfire safety information.This information can be helpful in preparing you and your family to survive wildfire.

 

50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

Every 23 seconds a fire erupts in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association, and, in 2011 alone, there were over 1.3 million fires that required fire department intervention. Not only are firefighters brave, they are also very busy!

Firefighters often begin their careers by volunteering at local firehouses, joining the junior firefighter league or undergoing training through municipal fire companies. They might also choose to pursue a program in fire science, a path that could end with an associate or bachelor’s degree. The following resources are meant to help aspiring firefighters understand what the job requires, plan for the education and training they will undergo and keep abreast of the field with the latest research, publications and blogs from firefighters who are in the line of duty every day.

50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

 

California Forest Practice Rules
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The purpose of the Forest Practice Rules is to implement the provisions of the Z'berg-Nejedly Forest Practice Act of 1973 in a manner consistent with other laws, including but not limited to, the Timberland Productivity Act of 1982, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) of 1970, the Porter Cologne Water Quality Act, and the California Endangered Species Act.

 

Shasta County Fire Department 2014 Master Plan
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The foundation of the Shasta County Fire Department's Master Plan is based on strategic goals designed to meet the challenges associated with providing an emergency response delivery system that evolves to meet changes in its demographics, society, economy, and climate.

 

Unit Strategic Fire Plan 2012 - Lassen-Modoc-Plumas
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The Unit's Fire Management Plan is intended to provide information to CAL FIRE personnel, various County Boards of Supervisors, Fire Safe Councils and other stakeholders focused on identifying specific problem areas and solving the mutually agreed upon fire issues.

 

Show CalFire Units and Fire Management Plans Organizations & Professionals (5)
There are 5 resources serving Tulare County in the following categories:
map itMap of CalFire Units and Fire Management Plans Organizations & Professionals serving Tulare County
CalFire Units / Fire Plans
CA Forest Stewardship Helpline
- Forestry Assistance, California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
CalFire Resource Management
- Sacramento, CA
Fire Prevention Grants Program
Natalie Burke - Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
Forest Health Grants - California Climate Investments
Kristen Merrill - Forest Health Program Coordinator - Sacramento, CA
Tulare Unit
Paul Marquez - Unit Chief - Visalia, CA

 Fire Management

   
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Steps Fire Science Programs

Fire science is about much more than just fighting fires. It covers everything from what causes them to how they behave and are investigated. Fire science jobs require serious knowledge and skills, like those taught in accredited online fire science degree programs. Keep reading to learn all about online fire science degrees, including how they work and where to find top programs.

 

 

Returning Fire to the Land
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For thousands of years, the vast majority of fires on the land were intentionally set by Indigenous Peoples of this region for a variety of reasons.

 

Playing with Fire: Recreating Safely with Invasives in Sagebrush Country
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If you’re recreating on public lands in the American West, you’ve probably already felt the impacts of the invasive annual grasses and wildfires that ruin habitat for wildlife and our outdoor activities.

 

Healthy and Fire-Resilient Forest Management by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
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This video from Washington Policy Center with cooperation from the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, sheds light on how the tribes manage forests to be more healthy using commercial harvests, thinnings, and controlled burns to deal with the pressures of insect infestation, climate change, and decades of fire suppression.

 

Forestry: Western Fires and Prescribed Fires
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Watch and listen to a discussion by the EarthX Conservation Forestry Panel talking about current issues on western fires and prescribed burning.

 

Tools and Information to Protect Your Property From Wildfires

Download this document to find tools and information to help you prepare your home and property for protection against wildfire threats.

 

Up In Smoke: Fire and Invasives on Western Rangelands
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Sagebrush rangelands once covered nearly 250 million acres in western North America. Today, this landscape has been reduced to half its original size and is rapidly shrinking.

 

Living with Wildfire in Northwestern California
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This publication is full of wildfire safety information.This information can be helpful in preparing you and your family to survive wildfire.

 

Recovering from Wildfire: A Guide for California’s Forest Landowners
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As a forest landowner, you will eventually face the inevitable: wildfire. No matter how many acres have burned on your property, you are left wondering, “What should I do now?” After the fire is out, it is time to assess the impact of the fire and make some decisions.

 

Your Home Can Survive a Wildfire
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Dr. Jack Cohen, Fire Science Researcher with the USDA Forest Service, explains current research about how homes ignite during wildfires, and the actions that homeowners can take to help their home survive the impacts of flames and embers.

 

Fire Effects Information System

The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States. FEIS reviews are based on thorough literature searches, often supplemented with insights from field scientists and managers. FEIS provides reviews that are efficient to use, thoroughly documented, and defensible. Approximately 15 to 30 new or revised reviews are published in FEIS each year. There are 3 types of FEIS reviews:

  1. Species Reviews 
  2. Fire Studies 
  3. Fire Regime Syntheses 

 

50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

Every 23 seconds a fire erupts in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association, and, in 2011 alone, there were over 1.3 million fires that required fire department intervention. Not only are firefighters brave, they are also very busy!

Firefighters often begin their careers by volunteering at local firehouses, joining the junior firefighter league or undergoing training through municipal fire companies. They might also choose to pursue a program in fire science, a path that could end with an associate or bachelor’s degree. The following resources are meant to help aspiring firefighters understand what the job requires, plan for the education and training they will undergo and keep abreast of the field with the latest research, publications and blogs from firefighters who are in the line of duty every day.

50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

 

Fire Safety Guide Book

Approximately 140 students complete fire science programs every year in Arkansas at one of the state’s three accredited fire science schools. A significant number of these fire science graduates come out of the Arkansas Fire Training Academy at Southern Arkansas University Tech. Although the number of graduating fire science students is relatively low, their job prospects are wide-ranging. In addition to firefighting and fire service administration, potential career opportunities also include inspecting structures for fire safety or analyzing and investigating the causes of fires.

Fire science education in Arkansas is limited to certificates and associate degrees. Programs range in focus from fire and emergency response to fire science technology to fire services management. Degree programs explore the knowledge and skills that aspiring fire professionals need to enter the workforce, while also offering preparation for specialized career choices.

Fire Science Degree Programs

 

 

 

LANDFIRE Program

LANDFIRE - multi-partner wildland fire, ecosystem, and wildland fuel mapping projectLANDFIRE is a program that provides over 20 national geo-spatial layers (e.g. vegetation, fuel, disturbance, etc.), databases, and ecological models that are available to the public for the US and insular areas.

You can view and download products which are updated every two years to reflect change on the landscape over time. These data provide information for regional and national landscape strategic planning for fire and natural resource management activities.

 

Keep tabs on wildfire activity via this U.S. Geological Survey website, GeoMAC.

Point and Click to Track Wildfire Activity in the United States.  Wildfires continue to burn across much of the western United States, and 39,000 fires have scorched 5,899,245 acres this year as of August 7, 2017 according to the National Interagency Fire Center

 

Is Your Property Safe From Wildfire?
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Fire is an important natural process of forests and rangelands. But while fire plays an important role in the ecology of these areas, it can be devastating if homes, valuable timber, and range areas are destroyed.

 

After the Fires - Hydrophobic Soils
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Hydrophobic soils repel water. A thin layer of soil at or below the mineral soil surface can become hydrophobic after intense heating. The hydrophobic layer is the result of a waxy substance that is derived from plant material burned during a hot fire.

 

Get Read for Fire Season
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Homeowners' Checklist
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How to make your home fire safe.

 

California Fire Safe Council Brochure
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Our Mission: Mobilizing Californians to protect their homes, communities and environment from wildfires.

 

Lack of prescribed burns fuels rise of megafires, ASU fire historian says
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Wildfire is a striking story, often filled with the drama of danger. But there's a narrative missing from many of the reports: We need more controlled fires to prevent these runaway infernos, said fire historian and Arizona State University Regents’ Professor Stephen Pyne.

 

A review of fire effects on vegetation and soils in the Great Basin Region - response and ecological site characteristics
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Abstract This review synthesizes the state of knowledge on fire effects on vegetation and soils in semi-arid ecosystems in the Great  Basin Region, including the central and northern Great Basin and Range, Columbia River Basin, and the Snake River Plain.

 

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy - Phase III Western Regional Science-Based Risk Analysis Report (Western Regional Risk Report)
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The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Cohesive Strategy) is a bold, new national approach to the increasingly complex reality of wildland fire and land management, and fire response.

 

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy - Phase III Western Regional Action Plan
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The Western Regional Action Plan is part of the culmination of a three-year effort put into motion by the Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement Act of 2009 (FLAME Act).

 

Wildfire and Vegetation Response to Climate Change
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Rachel Loehman of the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station presents this video short course on how climate, fire and vegetation are closely linked in western ecosystems and discusses how climate change might affect vegetation by changing wildfire disturbance patterns.

 

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems
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Effects of Fire on Soil and Water

 

Reframing HRO A Focus on Behavior
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BLM Fire Preparedness Program Summary for 2014
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As fire seasons have tended to become longer and fire behavior more severe, questions inevitably arise among the public and media. “Is ...

 

Show Fire Management Organizations & Professionals (61)
There are 61 resources serving Tulare County in the following categories:
map itMap of Fire Management Organizations & Professionals serving Tulare County
Fire Services / Prescribed Burning
CA Forest Stewardship Helpline
- Forestry Assistance, California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Forestry Association
- Sacramento, CA
Christopher Hipkin
Statewide Forestry Services - Forester/Botanist/Pest Control Advisor - Fort Bragg, CA
Forester's Co-Op
- Grass Valley, CA
Inbound, LLC
Dillon Sanders - Managing Director, Founder - Portland, OR
Northern California Prescribed Fire Council
Lenya Quinn-Davidson - Director - Ukiah, CA
Southern Sierra Prescribed Fire Council
- Shaver Lake, CA
Foresters
Andrea Hardlund Eggleton
FRST Corp - President, Forester - Grass Valley, CA
Barry H. Epstein
Allen Matkins - San Francisco, CA
Black Fox Timber Management Group
Timothy English - McCloud, CA
Bonnie J. Burchill
Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc. - Forestry Operations Mgr. - Santa Rosa, CA
Brian Rueger
Integrated Forest Management LLC - Springville, CA
CA Forest Stewardship Helpline
- Forestry Assistance, California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Forestry Association
- Sacramento, CA
California Licensed Foresters Association
- Sacramento, CA
Charll K. Stoneman
Stoneman Forestry Services - Owner/Principal RPF - Eureka, CA
Christian Eggleton
FRST Corp - Forester/VP - Grass Valley, CA
Christopher Hipkin
Statewide Forestry Services - Forester/Botanist/Pest Control Advisor - Fort Bragg, CA
Council of Western State Foresters
Sara Goodwin - Communications Director - Edgewater, CO
David Anderson
Anderson Reynard LLP - Partner - San Diego, CA
Ecosystems Northwest
- Mt. Shasta, CA
Ellen A. Fred
Conservation Partners, Inc. - Principal, Attorney and Mediator - Traverse City, MI
Forest Landowners of California
- Folsom, CA
Forester's Co-Op
- Grass Valley, CA
Glenn Zane
- Redding, CA
Green Diamond Resource Company
- Seattle, WA
Guy Anderson
- CAL FIRE Forester - Fresno, CA
James A. Mehrwein
McKenzie River Associates - Registered Professional Forester, RPF, ACF - Eugene, OR
James L. Able
James L. Able Forestry Consultants, Inc. - President - Eureka, CA
James L. Able Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Eureka, CA
James Lester Pierce
- Sacramento, CA
John D. Mills
W. M. Beaty & Associates, Inc. - Inventory Forester - Redding, CA
Keith Crummer
Professional Forestry Services LLC - Chester, CA
Leon J. Manich
California Reforestation, Inc. - President - Sonora, CA
Mary Scoonover
Resources Law Group - Sacramento, CA
Mason, Bruce & Girard
Certified Forester (Forestry Consultants) - Portland, OR
Mason, Bruce & Girard
- Portland, OR
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Robert Galliano - Forester - Auburn, CA
Matthew A. Greene
Matt Greene Forestry & Biological Consulting - Owner - Cazadero, CA
Michael Goodner
Cascade Resource Consultants - Burney, CA
Mitchell C. Haydon
Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc. - Staff Forester - Santa Rosa, CA
Nadia J. Hamey
Hamey Woods - Santa Cruz, CA
Philip D. Bailey, MAI
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc. - Senior Appraiser, Eastern US & International - Blacksburg, VA
Ralph S. Osterling
Ralph Osterling Consultants Inc. - President - Moraga, CA
Randall C. Jacobszoon
Jacobszoon and Associates - Ukiah, CA
Ronald D. Hunt
Hunt Surveying & Forestry, Inc. - President - Eureka, CA
Sierra Forest Products
- Terra Bella, CA
Stuntzner Engineering and Forestry
Ron and Joyce Stuntzner - Coos Bay, OR
The California Arborists Association
Denise Hodge - Administrator - Napa, CA
Thomas D. Amesbury
Forester?s Co-Op - Principal Forester - Grass Valley, CA
Tierra Resource Management
Steve Kohlmann, Ph.D., CWB - Principal - Fairfield, CA
Trevor L. Stapleton
Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney - Partner - Sacramento, CA
Western Timber Services Inc
- Arcata, CA
William E. Kleiner
Western Timber Services, Inc. - President - Arcata, CA
Woodlot and Timber Services
Ecotrust Forest Management
- Portland, OR
Forest Resources Association Inc. - Western Region
Vickie Hoffart - FRA Region Manager - Kennewick, WA
Forester's Co-Op
- Grass Valley, CA
Green Diamond Resource Company
- Seattle, WA
James L. Able Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Eureka, CA
Mason, Bruce & Girard
- Portland, OR
Stuntzner Engineering and Forestry
Ron and Joyce Stuntzner - Coos Bay, OR

 Firewise Communities

   
Show Articles on Firewise Communities (20)
Steps Fire Science Programs

Fire science is about much more than just fighting fires. It covers everything from what causes them to how they behave and are investigated. Fire science jobs require serious knowledge and skills, like those taught in accredited online fire science degree programs. Keep reading to learn all about online fire science degrees, including how they work and where to find top programs.

 

 

Tools and Information to Protect Your Property From Wildfires

Download this document to find tools and information to help you prepare your home and property for protection against wildfire threats.

 

Your Home Can Survive a Wildfire
By:

Dr. Jack Cohen, Fire Science Researcher with the USDA Forest Service, explains current research about how homes ignite during wildfires, and the actions that homeowners can take to help their home survive the impacts of flames and embers.

 

Fire Effects Information System

The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States. FEIS reviews are based on thorough literature searches, often supplemented with insights from field scientists and managers. FEIS provides reviews that are efficient to use, thoroughly documented, and defensible. Approximately 15 to 30 new or revised reviews are published in FEIS each year. There are 3 types of FEIS reviews:

  1. Species Reviews 
  2. Fire Studies 
  3. Fire Regime Syntheses 

 

50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

Every 23 seconds a fire erupts in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association, and, in 2011 alone, there were over 1.3 million fires that required fire department intervention. Not only are firefighters brave, they are also very busy!

Firefighters often begin their careers by volunteering at local firehouses, joining the junior firefighter league or undergoing training through municipal fire companies. They might also choose to pursue a program in fire science, a path that could end with an associate or bachelor’s degree. The following resources are meant to help aspiring firefighters understand what the job requires, plan for the education and training they will undergo and keep abreast of the field with the latest research, publications and blogs from firefighters who are in the line of duty every day.

50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

 

Fire Safety Guide Book

Approximately 140 students complete fire science programs every year in Arkansas at one of the state’s three accredited fire science schools. A significant number of these fire science graduates come out of the Arkansas Fire Training Academy at Southern Arkansas University Tech. Although the number of graduating fire science students is relatively low, their job prospects are wide-ranging. In addition to firefighting and fire service administration, potential career opportunities also include inspecting structures for fire safety or analyzing and investigating the causes of fires.

Fire science education in Arkansas is limited to certificates and associate degrees. Programs range in focus from fire and emergency response to fire science technology to fire services management. Degree programs explore the knowledge and skills that aspiring fire professionals need to enter the workforce, while also offering preparation for specialized career choices.

Fire Science Degree Programs

 

 

 

LANDFIRE Program

LANDFIRE - multi-partner wildland fire, ecosystem, and wildland fuel mapping projectLANDFIRE is a program that provides over 20 national geo-spatial layers (e.g. vegetation, fuel, disturbance, etc.), databases, and ecological models that are available to the public for the US and insular areas.

You can view and download products which are updated every two years to reflect change on the landscape over time. These data provide information for regional and national landscape strategic planning for fire and natural resource management activities.

 

Keep tabs on wildfire activity via this U.S. Geological Survey website, GeoMAC.

Point and Click to Track Wildfire Activity in the United States.  Wildfires continue to burn across much of the western United States, and 39,000 fires have scorched 5,899,245 acres this year as of August 7, 2017 according to the National Interagency Fire Center

 

Fire Adapted Communities Reference Guide
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This guide is designed to help leaders, planners, emergency professionals, and citizens learn the best approaches and programs to help their community become more fire adapted.

 

Firewise Recognition Program - Community Assessment Template
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This text is prepared for the use of individuals conducting community assessments as a part of the Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program.

 

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy - Phase III Western Regional Action Plan
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The Western Regional Action Plan is part of the culmination of a three-year effort put into motion by the Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement Act of 2009 (FLAME Act).

 

Firewise Volunteer Tools
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To qualify as a recognized Firewise Communities/USA site, NFPA's Firewise Communities programs asks you to document your investment in these Firewise efforts by tracking any expenses, grants received, and especially time spent by volunteers in making your community safer from wildfire.

 

Firewise Activities Matching Funds Recording Sheet
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Learn what qualifies for matching funds for Firewise grants.

 

Firewise Volunteer/In-kind Tracking Sheet
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Firewise Volunteer Time Sheet
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A User Guide to the Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program
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This guide is provided as a general reference and resource for those interested or planning to become a recognized Firewise community.

 

Firewise Application 2015
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Upon completion of the recognition criteria outline in this application, please submit this for to your Firewise State Liaison for review and approval.

 

Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet
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About Your Firewise Investment
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Investing in local Firewise actions proves that your community takes wildfire safety seriously.

 

BLM Fire Preparedness Program Summary for 2014
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As fire seasons have tended to become longer and fire behavior more severe, questions inevitably arise among the public and media. “Is ...

 

Show Firewise Communities Organizations & Professionals (11)
There are 11 resources serving Tulare County in the following categories:
map itMap of Firewise Communities Organizations & Professionals serving Tulare County
Fire Safe Councils
CA Forest Stewardship Helpline
- Forestry Assistance, California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network
- Hayfork, CA
Sequoia Fire Safe Council
- Visalia, CA
Three Rivers Fire Safe Council
- Three Rivers, CA
Fire Services / Prescribed Burning
CA Forest Stewardship Helpline
- Forestry Assistance, California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Forestry Association
- Sacramento, CA
Christopher Hipkin
Statewide Forestry Services - Forester/Botanist/Pest Control Advisor - Fort Bragg, CA
Forester's Co-Op
- Grass Valley, CA
Inbound, LLC
Dillon Sanders - Managing Director, Founder - Portland, OR
Northern California Prescribed Fire Council
Lenya Quinn-Davidson - Director - Ukiah, CA
Southern Sierra Prescribed Fire Council
- Shaver Lake, CA