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Working With Fire

Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 7:00 pm

Online Event

You are invited to join Friends of Sausal Creek for our May Community talk, Working with Fire. This virtual talk will take place on zoom on Thursday, May 20th at 7:00 p.m. We will be joined by prescribed fire practitioners Brian Peterson and Jacob McDaniel, who will discuss the role and benefits of prescribed fire in the Bay Area’s ecosystems and communities. Our speakers will discuss how working with fire can benefit the Bay Area’s communities and ecosystems and answer commonly asked questions about prescribed burning. With the approach of fire season, this timely talk is relevant for all California residents, whether urban, rural, or in-between. This online talk is free and open to the public, however, registration is required to attend. Register here: Brian Peterson is a consulting fire ecologist for Audubon Canyon Ranch’s Fire Forward program. He received a master’s degree from San Francisco State University in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology in 2015 and has completed two Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges (TREX). Jacob McDaniel is a Grizzly Corps climate fellow with the Sonoma Resource Conservation District, where he works to increase climate resiliency and support the implementation of regenerative agriculture practices. He holds a B.S. in environmental science from Evergreen State College. Jacob has participated in the Bay Area TREX and is an incoming fellow with Fire Forward. For more information, please visit

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Cost: Free

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