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NCC-Sierra Science Lecture Series-The Natural Benefits of Prescribed Fire

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Sep 10, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
NCC Campus N12 (Multipurpose Center)
250 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945
Free and open to the public
Jason Giuliani, jgiuliani@sierracollege.edu, (530) 274-5275

It's not if but when a fire will happen. What type of fire do you want? Presented by Dr. Kate Wilkin

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What type of fire do you want? Dr. Kate Wilkin presents the benefits of a prescribed fire.

California is in a wildfire crisis. We will have fires near our community. Rather than unplanned wildfires, we can choose when the fires will occur and what their impact will be to our community. These prescribed fires protect communities from wildfire’s flames and smoke, and have natural benefits for biodiversity and water yield. Come learn more about the natural benefits of prescribed fire and how people across the west are using prescribed fire on private and public lands. 

About our Speaker

Dr. Kate Wilkin is the Forest and Fire Adviser with UC Cooperative Extension in Butte, Nevada, Sutter, and Yuba Counties. She was a PhD and postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley where she researched fire in relation to emissions, water, biodiversity, and fuels treatments in forests and shrublands. Today, her research and outreach focus on fire adapted communities with a focus on fire resistant buildings, defensible space, and prescribed fire. Before moving to California, Kate grew up in rural Appalachia and then explored other fire-prone regions of the US as a natural resource manager and prescribed fire practioner on public and nonprofit lands. Based on these experiences and more, she knows that we need to use solutions responsibly, both old and new, to solve our forest health crisis. Now more than ever we need collaborative and creative solutions, and she looks forward to being part of the solution.

This presentation will be held on Tuesday evening, September 10th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, in the Multipurpose Center, building, N-12, at the Nevada County Campus. Come early and enjoy a meet-and-greet and refreshments at 6:00 pm.

Location and ParkingThe Nevada County Campus is located at 250 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Talks are in the Multipurpose Center Building N-12.

Parking is $3, and you can purchase permits at the kiosk machine at the main entrance to the campus.

For more information, contact the series coordinator, Jason Giuliani,

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