• Morgan Hill Council Chambers and Henry W. Coe State Park

The Bay Area Prescribed Fire Council Spring Meeting 2019

Conference: Thursday, May 2, 2019, 9:30am - 5:50pm
Field Tour of Henry W. Coe State Park: Friday, May 3, 2019, 8:00am - 3:30pm
Reservation Deadline: Monday, April 29, 5:00pm

For more details about this event or to register, click here

Sponsored by:
Audubon Canyon Ranch, CAL FIRE, Moraga Orinda Fire Dept., Prometheus Fire Consultant, California Fire Science Consortium , Midpeninsula Open Space District, Sonoma Ecology Center, U.S. Forest Service.


May 2, 2019: Conference

Location: Morgan Hill Council Chambers: 17555 Peak Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA

9:30am : Sign-in, coffee and snacks.

10:00am: Welcome; Why/what is BARxFC, with Phil Dye of Prometheus Fire Consulting.

10:15am: Attendee introductions and interest in Rx Fire (1 minute or less!).

11:00am: Legislative update (i.e. SB1260, state MOU), with Ed Orre of CAL FIRE and fire management consultant Carol Rice.

11:20am: 10-minute break

11:30am: Cultural burning and tribal history, with Amah Mutsun Tribal Chairman Val Lopez.

12:15pm: Lunch (not provided).

1:15pm: Navigating smoke and air quality issues, with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD).

1:45pm: CAL FIRE requirements in SB 901/ SB 1260 and the State Rx Fire Working Group, with CAL FIRE attorney Jamie Sammut, who co-chairs the Prescribed Fire Working Group on the Forest Management Task Force

2:15pm: Ecological reasons to burn in the greater Bay Area, with Sasha Berleman, Jason Mills and Brian Peterson.

3:00pm: Attendee project-share “lightning round.”

3:30pm: 15-minute break

3:45pm: Sub-committee meetings (Training, Policy/Research, Communications)

5:00pm: Sub-committee report backs. Mission statement from steering committee.

5:30pm - onwards: Social at Kelly Brewing Co. (70 E 4th St., Morgan Hill, CA)


May 3, 2019: Field Tour of Henry W. Coe State Park

8:00am: Meet at the Morgan Hill Aquatics Center parking lot to carpool (16200 Condit Rd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037  https://goo.gl/maps/4SPwYWJtQMC2 ).

9:00am: Arrive at Henry W. Coe State Park headquarters, 9000 E Dunne Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037.

9:00am-3:30pm: Field tour. The hike is 4.3 miles with an optional 1 mile loop through the ponderosa pine stand. Representatives from California State Parks and CAL FIRE will lead the tour, each speaking about their role in the prescribed fire and wildfire history of the park.