Tuesday, November 17, 2015

FireScape Mendocino Workshop #7 in Corning - Dec. 2 & 3 - RSVP/Register by Nov. 25

Field Trip from Workshop at Covelo

Please join us in Corning for the seventh in a series of workshops for FireScape Mendocino, Wednesday, December 2 and Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

FireScape is a voluntary collaborative of residents, agencies and organizations working to shape the future of our fire-prone landscape in and near the Mendocino National Forest.  Taking the next step in this collaborative effort, our goals will be:

                    Hear from participants about ongoing work related to our shared values and continue refining FireScape Mendocino strategies.
                    Explore potential areas of work near Paskenta and what might be involved in working at a watershed scale.
                    Discuss the summer’s fires and the effectiveness of some readiness efforts.
                    Learn about large-scale fire planning and risk assessment, and discuss its possible utility for fire planning.

During this two-day event, participants will work in both small and large groups, indoors and outdoors. 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.

We need people...... With local community perspectives... Who enjoy outdoor recreation (camping, hunting, hiking, OHV, etc.) ... With perspectives on living with wildfires... Who manage land - whether it’s a ranch, timberlands or their backyard ... With thoughts about community and landscape planning ... With enthusiasm and an interest in the future of our local landscapes.

All meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to participate.  If you know someone who might be interested in this, please pass along this invitation.

Prior workshop attendance is NOT required – Please come if you are interested! Lunch will be provided both days.

There will be a field trip on Wednesday, lasting much of the day and participants should be prepared for changing weather conditions in the field. The trip will be accessible, not leaving roads or trails. 

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to limited parking/road access during the field trip, FireScape Mendocino will be assigning you to ride in one of the event vans.  The only exception is if you are a government official that may be called to an emergency.

Location & Dates:

Wednesday, December 3 & Thursday, December 4

Corning Grange Hall  
20955 Corning Rd
Corning, CA 96021
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm

In order to make sure we have food and materials for everyone, we ask that you register by
Wednesday, November 25. To register, or for more information, please contact Marilyn Perham at
530-897-6370 ext. 200 or by email at mperham@tnc.org