Yolo Prescribed Burn Association April Meeting Covers Permitting and PBA Gear Trailer

Thanks to funding through CAL FIRE’s California Climate Investments Fire Prevention Program Grant, the Yolo Prescribed Burn Association is hosting monthly meetings to recruit members and educate the public about prescribed burning. Prescribed Burn Associations are community-driven networks consisting of landowners and residents with the common goal of putting “good fire” back in the ecosystem.

As catastrophic wildfires become a growing concern in California, prescribed burning is being used to reduce hazardous fuels and manage wildfire. Unlike high intensity wildfires, prescribed burning is the controlled application of fire under pre-planned 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 promote a healthy ecosystem.

The next informational meeting will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 4 PM to 6 PM at the Winters Fire Department located at 700 West Main Street, Winters, CA. The April PBA Meeting will focus on Permitting and Compliance and the Yolo PBA Gear Trailer. Yolo PBA staff will provide an overview of the Yolo PBA Gear Trailer and demonstrate safe and effective use of the tools. The Gear Trailer is equipped with all of the tools necessary to conduct a safe prescribed burn including personal protective equipment, fire line hand tools, drip torches, water suppression systems, hose line, and more and will be available for loan to Yolo PBA Members.

The Yolo Prescribed Burn Association is open to people of all professional backgrounds and fire practitioner skill levels. Monthly meetings are a community forum for potential members and volunteers as well as the general public to ask questions and learn more about prescribed burning in Yolo County. To join the Yolo PBA network, visit our website and join our mailing list by visiting www.tinyurl.com/yolo-pba. For questions, reach out the Bailey Adams, Yolo PBA Coordinator, at adams@yolorcd.org or call 530-661-6188.