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Composite image with a photograph of a prescribed burn at Cache Creek Conservancy with the date (May 18, 2023), time (4 PM) and location (Esparto Community Hall) of the Yolo PBA May Meeting.
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Yolo PBA to Host May Meeting in Preparation for June Demonstration Burn

The Yolo Prescribed Burn Association (PBA) is hosting its May Meeting on Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 4 PM to 6 PM at the Esparto Community Hall located at 17020 Yolo Ave, Esparto, CA 95627. The Yolo PBA May Meeting will feature a presentation from California Certified Burn Boss Phil Dye about the first Yolo PBA Demonstration Burn.  The Yolo PBA’s first Demonstration Burn will likely take place in early June 2023 on a private ranch in Capay, CA and will allow PBA members, volunteers, and the community to participate in or observe a live prescribed fire. In preparation for the upcoming demonstration burn, the May Meeting will feature a presentation from California Certified Burn Boss Phil Dye about the first Yolo PBA Demonstration Burn. Dye will provide an overview of the burn objectives, fire ecology, and insights on what to expect during a prescribed burn.

The Yolo Prescribed Burn Association is a newly formed community group with the common goal of reintroducing “good fire” into the ecosystem to manage for invasive weeds, mitigate extreme wildfire, and promote a healthy ecosystem. Prescribed Burn Associations create partnerships between neighbors, members of the public, and relevant agency officials to build capacity and training about how to properly and safely use prescribed fire as a land management tool. Unlike high-intensity wildfires, prescribed burning is the controlled application of fire under preplanned management objectives and precise environmental conditions. In addition to managing wildfire risk, prescribed burning is a cost-effective management tool that can be used to maintain and generate desired native vegetation and benefit rangeland.

The Yolo PBA May Meeting is a chance for landowners, potential PBA members and volunteers, and the public to learn about the logistics and planning for the June 2023 Demonstration Burn. This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions and learn from experts about how prescribed fire can be used as a land management tool in Yolo and the surrounding counties. People of all professional backgrounds and experience levels are invited to attend the meeting. To learn more about the Yolo PBA, visit www.tinyurl.com/yolo-pba or contact Bailey Adams, Yolo PBA Coordinator, at adams@yolorcd.org or call (530) 661-1688.