Working with Fire: Prescribed Burning in the Bay Area
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Join prescribed fire practitioners Brian Peterson and Jacob McDaniel for Friends of Sausal Creek’s May Community Talk. Our speakers will discuss how working with fire can benefit the Bay Area’s communities and ecosystems and answer commonly asked questions about prescribed and cultural burning. This timely talk as fire season approaches is relevant for all California residents, whether urban, rural, or between.
Brian Peterson is a Consulting Fire Ecologist for ACR’s Fire Forward, received a master’s degree from San Francisco State University in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology in 2015. Brian has completed two Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges (TREX) and is trained as a wilderness first responder.
Jacob McDaniel is a Grizzly Corps Climate Fellow with the Sonoma RCD, working to increase climate resiliency and support implementation of regenerative agriculture practices among Sonoma RCD partners. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Jacob has participated in numerous prescribed burns and trainings including the Bay Area TREX. Jacob is a wilderness first responder and an incoming fellow with Fire Forward.