Join a diverse group of participants for prescribed fire training and hands on experience in the North Bay area across a multitude of landscapes.

Audubon Canyon Ranch's Fire Forward program, in collaboration with the Bay Area Prescribed Fire Council, is organizing a modified Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) program structure for the first Cal-TREX Bay Area.

Build on your prescribed fire skills in diverse landscapes Cal-TREX Bay Area participants will work on prescribed fire skills, taskbooks, attend trainings and seminars as part of a team while burning in diverse landscapes and ecologies (grasslands, coastal scrub, chaparral, oak, and conifer). In exchange, partici- pants will be helping to train and build up others by providing their experience, expertise, and/or equipment, and helping to create a positive prescribed fire culture in the SF Bay Area.

A modified format to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission
Cal-TREX Bay Area will take place over a series of eight planned weekends of burning in Fall 2020, predominantly utilizing Bay Area based resources and overhead.

APPLY: For details and/or to submit an application, CLICK HERE.

REQUIREMENTS: Participants must commit to full weekends—both Saturday and Sunday—for a minimum of three weekends over the course of eight available dates.

Participants must meet basic NWCG standards prior to the TREX in order to participate. (Upcoming Basic Wildland Firefighter course will be held Oct. 10; register online at

COST: $75 unless waived for special circumstances

Feel free to reach out to [email protected] for questions about the Cal-TREX Bay Area event structure.

Photo: David Lumpkin