Napa Fire Prevention and Policy Workshop – May 30


Performing Arts Center, Napa Valley College

2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa, CA

Wednesday, May 30, 2018


8:00 AM

Doors open, sign in, coffee and snacks

8:30 AM

Welcome and workshop overview

8:45 AM

Natural lands recovery and maintenance for fire prevention

Kate Wilkin, UCCE Forestry, Fire and Natural Resources Advisor

9:25 AM

Fire behavior under varying fuel and weather conditions

Barry Biermann, Napa County Fire Chief

10:15 AM


10:30 AM

Vegetation management tools and options

Panel presentations

11:30 AM

Cost share and grant funds for vegetation management practices

Emma Chow, USDA-NRCS and Ben Nicholls, Cal Fire

12:00 PM

Lunch, provided with registration

1:00 PM

Historic land use and vegetation patterns in Napa Valley uplands

1:30 PM

Panel on current policies on land-uses, fire prevention, fire road access and vegetation management

2:30 PM

Out-of-the-box policy ideas to reduce wild fire risks to residents and property

Group brainstorming

3:15 PM

Summary of policy ideas

3:30 PM

Wrap up and next steps

This workshop is a collaboration between UC Cooperative Extension, Napa County Farm Bureau and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Funding for the workshop is provided by a UC ANR Opportunity Grant.

It is the policy of the University of California (UC) and the UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at Inquiries regarding ANR’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to John Fox, Affirmative Action Compliance Officer/Title IX Officer, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618, (530) 750-1343.