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Post-fire Wildland Recovery Workshop 2022

UCCE San Diego hosted a two-day workshop on post-fire recovery and the impacts of GSOB in affected Southern California wildlands. A webinar was hosted on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, with a field site visit in the Green Valley area the following week, Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

The webinar portion was virtual and the field site visit was in-person. UCANR COVID protocols were followed during the field site visit.


Free, RSVP required. The event is now over. Thanks for your interest!

Webinar agenda:

10 AM - 3 PM

  • Values at Risk and Postfire Assessment
  • Erosion Control, Sediment Control, and Slope Stabilization
  • Revegetation and Invasive Plant Management
  • Effects of Fire on GSOB and Other Invasive Tree Pests
  • Short-term and Long-term Postfire Recovery

Download webinar agenda by clicking here (PDF).

Webinar presenters:

  • Max Moritz, Fire Ecology Specialist (UCCE)
  • Jamie Uyehara, Natural Resources and Planning Officer (US Forest Service)
  • Barbara Tejada, Cultural Resources Program (California State Parks)
  • Mark Mendelsohn, Biologist (Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, National Park Service)
  • Pete Robichaud, Research Engineer (US Forest Service)
  • Rich Casale, Certified Professional Erosion and Sediment Control Specialist (Santa Cruz RCD)
  • Valerie Zara, Engineering Geologist (Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board)
  • Chris McDonald, Inland and Desert Natural Resources Advisor (UCCE)
  • Kathleen Delos Reyes, Forestry Assistant (LA County Fire)
  • Jim Hartman, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, IPM Division (LA County ACWM)
  • Thierry Rivard, Director of Mountain Forestry (TreePeople)
  • Tom Scott, Natural Resources and Wildlife Specialist (UCANR and UC Riverside)
  • Joelene Tamm, GSOB and cultural burning Graduate Researcher (La Jolla Tribe Environmental Department and UC Riverside)
  • Tom Smith, Forest Pathologist and Entomologist (CALFIRE)
  • Steve Bear, Resources Officer and Forestry Specialist (US Forest Service)
  • Brad Shaffer, Director of La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science (UCLA)
  • Lisa Gonzales-Kramer, Environmental Scientist (Cuyamaca Rancho State Park)
  • Joseph Algiers, Restoration Ecologist (Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, National Park Service)

Webinar recording on YouTube:

Watch the recorded webinar by clicking here. Webinar is divided into individual panel videos.

Webinar text-based Q&A:

Download webinar Q&A by clicking here (PDF).

Field site visit agenda:

10 AM - 2 PM

  • GSOB Impacts and Treatments
  • Fire, Post-fire Recovery, and GSOB

Bring brown-bag lunch, mask, water, hat, sunscreen, closed-toe shoes, long pants (for poison oak and other hazards). UCANR COVID protocols will be followed at all times, and wearing a mask is required to attend.

Download field site visit agenda by clicking here (PDF).

Field site visit leads:

  • Vilius Zukauskas, Forester (US Forest Service)
  • Kim Corella, Forest Pathologist and Entomologist (CALFIRE)
  • Beatriz Nobua-Behrmann, Julie Clark, and Annika Nabors (UCCE)

Additional Information:

For additional information, please contact Annika Nabors (ajnabors@ucanr.edu).

Download event flyer by clicking here (PDF).