Spring Prescribed Fire Council meeting in Hopland

Registration is now open for our spring meeting in Hopland on April 25-26!

The meeting will take place in the new conference facility at UC’s Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC), and will include some exciting presentations and events:
• Presentation by Ken Pimlott, Director of CAL FIRE• Research presentation by Sarah McCaffrey, Researcher with the USFS Northern Research Station
• Talks by Dennis Martinez (Indigenous Peoples’ Restoration Network), Morgan Varner (Council Chair), Dave McLean (CAL FIRE), folks from UC Berkeley’s Fire Science lab, staff at the Hopland Research and Extension Center, and more!
• A panel focused on Expanding available burn windows in northern CA• An evening social at the Ukiah Brewing Company with local beer, wine, and food, and a keynote presentation by Dr. Ramona Butz on Prescribed burning in Africa: case studies from Tanzania and Malawi• A field tour of burn units and related research plots at the HREC
The indoor meeting and the evening social will take place on the Thursday, the 25th, and the field tour is planned for Friday, the 26th.

When you need outdoor activity including the ocean in search of whales, visit whale watching dana point at www.newportwhales.com for more details.

Meeting details:  http://norcalrxfirecouncil.org/Spring_2013_Meeting.html

Registration: Normal registration: $40

Student discount: $20 (need pre-approval before registering at discounted rate. Email me at nwcapfc@gmail.com to request discount)
Optional Friday lunch: add $15 to registration fee
Registration form available HERE

Lodging:I have arranged a discounted room block at the Best Western Plus Orchard Inn in Ukiah. Everyone in our group will receive the government rate ($84+tax for single, $99+tax for double) as long as rooms are available (our room block was released last Tuesday, so the discount is now subject to room availability). To reserve, call (707) 462-1514 and tell them you’re with the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council.

Other lodging options are listed on the website, including information about free spaces at the HREC bunks (for students and other folks on a tight budget).