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Jan

Prescribed Burn Association Launches in Yolo County

Yolo County Joins Statewide Network with its own Prescribed Burn Association

Yolo County Resource Conservation District (RCD) is pleased to announce the Yolo Prescribed Burn Association (PBA). Thanks to funding through CAL FIRE’s California Climate Investments Fire Prevention Program Grant, Yolo County RCD received funding to launch, develop, and coordinate the Yolo PBA. Prescribed Burn Associations, or PBAs,  are community-driven networks of landowners and residents with the common goal of putting “good fire” back on the land. 

Prescribed burning is a cost-effective management tool that can reduce hazardous fuels, mitigate extreme wildfire behavior, maintain and generate desired vegetation, and promote healthy ecosystems. Unlike high-intensity wildfires, prescribed burning is the controlled application of fire under pre-planned management objectives and precise environmental conditions. 

Yolo County RCD is excited to announce the Yolo PBA Kickoff Meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 3 PM to 6 PM at a private ranch in Yolo County (precise location available upon RSVP). Open to people of all  professional backgrounds and/or fire practitioner skill levels, the Yolo PBA Kickoff Meeting will be a chance for potential members and interested residents to learn more about prescribed burning as a land management tool and the benefits of joining the Yolo PBA. In addition to the kickoff meeting, Yolo PBA will host monthly informational, educational workshops and meetings in early 2023. 

To attend upcoming meetings, learn more about prescribed burn associations, or join a network of local prescribed fire practitioners, subscribe to the Yolo PBA mailing list by visiting www.tinyurl.com/yolo-pba. For questions and to RSVP for the February 23rd Kickoff Meeting, please visit www.tinyurl.com/RSVPyolopba or contact Bailey Adams, PBA Coordinator, at adams@yolorcd.org or call 530-661-1688.