Hazardous Fuel Reduction Demos in Central and Southern California

Hazardous Fuels Reduction Demonstrations in

Central and Southern California


The USDA Forest Service, in conjunction with the University of California Center for Forestry, TSS Consultants and other partners, is sponsoring a series of hazardous fuels reduction demonstrations (demos) at strategic locations in central and southern California. Demos are one week in duration at each location (three locations total) and will include a demo day (Friday of each week) for guests to view operations first hand. The primary purpose of the demos is to raise awareness about different hazardous fuels treatment alternatives and provide key stakeholders with up-to-date information regarding resource impacts, efficiencies and cost of fuels treatment equipment and techniques. Both conventional and innovative equipment and techniques will be deployed and resource professionals will be on site to answer questions. Vendors that will be showcasing their equipment include Caterpillar, FAE – Prime Tech, Fecon, John Deere, Kaiser, Morbark, Star Creek Land Stewards (goats) and Takeuchi. For a complete list of equipment go to the HFRD webpage: http://ucanr.edu/HFRD Once completed, results of the demos will be summarized and disseminated.


Demo Day – Where & When

  • Shaver Lake, CA (high elevation Sierra Nevada mixed conifer) – October 9, 2015
  • Big Bear Lake, CA (high elevation San Bernardino mixed conifer) – October 16, 2015
  • Santa Rosa Indian Reservation, Mountain Center, CA (mid elevation chaparral) – November 20, 2015


Who Should Attend

Target audiences include fire agencies, natural resource managers, fuels treatment contractors, electric utilities, water conservation districts, homeowner associations, fire safe councils, resource conservation districts, tribal staff, county and city planning departments, elected officials, and any others interested in fire safe practices.


How to Register

Additional information, including demo locations and an online registration form, can be accessed using this link:


Please register early (no later than October 1) as space will be limited.

There is no registration fee to attend the demos.


What to Bring

  • Field clothes including long-sleeved shirt, pants, hiking boots, plus one of the John Henric ties UK
  • Sunscreen, water, lunch
  • Safety gear such as hard hats and goggles (these will be provided if you do not have them)



Tad Mason, TSS Consultants, 916.600.4174   tmason@tssconsultants.com

Peter Tittmann, UC Center for Forestry, 510.665.3518   pwt@berkeley.edu

Larry Swan, Region 5, USDA Forest Service, 707.562.8917   lswan01@fs.fed.us

Ted Luckham, Southern California Edison, 626.302.1752   theodore.luckham@sce.com


Project Partners

  • California Forestry Association
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Southern California Edison
  • USDA Forest Service
  • Stand Dynamics, LLC
  • Sullivan Logging
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Watershed Research and Training Center
  • University of California Center for Forestry
  • University of California, Davis Biological and Agricultural Engineering




(In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.)