Prescribed Fire on Private Lands workshop - Mariposa
McCay Hall in Cathey’s Valley Park
2820 State Hwy 140
Cathey’s Valley, CA
Sponsor: UCCE Mariposa

Prescribed Fire on Private Lands Workshop

Three Locations!

For three upcoming workshops on using prescribed fire on private lands. 

March 19th & 20th: McCay Hall in Cathey’s Valley Park, 2820 State Hwy 140, Cathey’s Valley, CA (classroom day 3/19, burn day 3/20). 

March 24th: El Dorado National Forest office conference room, 100 Forni Road, Placerville, CA (burn day in Georgetown in April)

March 26th: Auburn City Fire Department, Station #1, 485 High Street, Auburn (burn day in Georgetown in April)

2020 Spring Prescribed Fire Workshops

Workshop Topics:

  • Prescribed fire as a management tool
  • Cultural burning
  • Permitting and legal considerations
  • Cal Fire’s Vegetation Management Program
  • Fire weather forecasting / online tools
  • Air quality and smoke management
  • Prescribed burn associations
  • Local fire history
  • Fire terms and fire behavior
  • Burn plan development
  • Burn unit preparation
  • Tools and equipment

These workshops are designed for landowners and managers looking to gain skills in prescribed fire planning and implementation. The first day will consist of classroom lecture, instruction, and exercises. The second day will include a field trip to view lands actively managed with prescribed fire and take part in a prescribed fire, permit / weather allowing.

Registration with a fee of $35 is required. Register for March 24th or 26th at For more information. For questions, contact Susie Kocher, (530) 542-2571.