Camp Fire Restoration Project is absolutely thrilled to be offering an amazing in-person workshop, all about the idea and practices of what we're now calling "GOOD FIRE"!! This is a FREE EVENT for our community, but we ask that you register in advance. Register Here
Worldwide, but especially here in California, many of us are in the midst of a huge turning; a re-thinking and un-learning of past fire practices, land management and the non-consideration of ancient indigenous knowledge. CFRP is proud to be gathering an incredible group of all-star experts on these topics and we plan on having a full, information-rich workshop during this one-day gathering in Paradise, CA! This workshop aims to:
* Increase participants' knowledge and understanding of using good fire for forest health and community safety
* Show how good fire can be used to control invasive species, and increase the presence of fire-adapted native plants
* Offer info and experience on how Bio Char is created and why it is so valuable for soil health
* Build community while advocating for best practices in forest health and management
* Present volunteer opportunities to work with community members to reduce fire risk The lineup of expert presenters include:
Zeke Lunder - pyro-geographer and founder of Deer Creek Resources and host of "The Lookout".
Ali Meders-Knight - member of the Mechoopda Tribe and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) Master Practitioner - TEK Chico.
Dallas Koller - coordinates Butte County's Prescribed Burn Association (PBA) through the BC Resource Conservation District.
Ken Scherer - owner of KOrganics and member of the Biochar Coalition
Steve Feher - of the Sustainable Community Development Institute.
Tabor Teachout - Voice of Biochar and member of the Biochar Coalition
We will also hear from folks from the Butte County Fire Safe Council and Paradise Recreation and Parks District to learn about local initiatives and ways to get involved.
This event will be outdoors. Please dress appropriately. There will be a hands-on biochar demonstration (which will also help us stay warm). Soup, tea and coffee will be available or feel free to bring your own sustenance. *Please be advised that sustained rain will cancel this event.
* ITEMS to BRING: water, a coffee mug, soup bowl & spoon, camp chair, work gloves, and work boots. Wow...Burn permits, FireWise communities, burn plans, prescribed fire, cultural burning, community volunteer opportunities, biochar, the Buffer Parks program... We can keep goin'! Hope to see you there!