Monday, May 12, 2014

Firescape Mendocino Community Meeting in Paskenta – June 10 and 11

Please join us as we take the next step in FireScape Mendocino with our third Workshop in Paskenta, CA.  The workshop will be held  at the Paskenta Community Hall, Tuesday , June 10 and Wednesday, June 11, 2014  9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

FireScape Mendocino is a voluntary collaborative effort to shape the future of our fire-prone landscape in and near the Mendocino National Forest. Working together, we will emphasize shared learning, problem solving and action on the ground.

On February 19 and 20, thirty-four stakeholders in the FireScape Mendocino landscape met in Upper Lake for the second planning workshop in a series using the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. At this workshop, participants:

• solidified the project’s geographic scope, vision statement and targets, based on the homework completed following the first workshop;

• identified the “key ecological attributes” of the targets, and assessed their current viability;

• used case study maps to explore where the targets occur on the landscape; and

• conducted a threats analysis for each target, including threat rankings. The next steps for the group, with regard to threats, will be to develop strategies and action plans. The core team is also considering its first fuel reduction project.

During the two-day event in Paskenta, participants will continue to build on the work from the previous workshops by taking a brief field trip on Tuesday  morning and work in both small and large groups with a variety of partners on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday. Guided by the best practices of the North America Fire Learning Network, our collaboration is designed to enable people with diverse perspectives to find zones of agreement where we can achieve tangible results in our communities and the surrounding landscape.

Your participation is vital to this effort as we continue to build shared knowledge among stakeholders participating in FireScape Mendocino.  Please join us at the Paskenta workshop.

The workshop is free and open to the public, with lunch provided both days.  However, pre-registration is required before Tuesday, June 3.  To register, please contact Marilyn Perham at 530-897-6370 ext. 200 or email
For more information on FireScape Mendocino, please contact Rick Mowery at 530-934-1175 or Don Amador at 925-625-6287.

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