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Living With Fire Lecture Series – Part 3 with Yana Valachovic
January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Experts in the fields of fire ecology, fuels management, and structural/landscape resiliency are being featured in a three-part Living With Fire lecture series via Zoom, presented by Friends of the Lost Coast in partnership with the BLM King Range. Three 60-minute lectures – with a Q&A at the end of each presentation, are scheduled for January 11, 18, and 26. The first lecture, Restoring Human Relationships With Fire In Northwestern California, with Will Harling, Director of the Mid Klamath Watershed Council is Tuesday, January 11 from 6 to 7p.m. Next up, HSU Assistant Professor of Fire Ecology & Fuels Management, Jeffrey Kane, will present Fuels Management Strategies To Foster Fire Resilience In CA’s Lost Coast on Tuesday, January 18 from 6 to 7p.m. Yana Valachovic, Forest Advisor with UC Cooperative Extension, will close out the series with Fire Hardening Your Home & Homestead on Wednesday, January 26 from 6 to 7p.m. All told, the Living With Fire series showcases a broad range of topics on fire ecology and resiliency, from traditional use of fire by Native peoples to modern western perspectives on fire science, plus helpful tips and strategies for making your own home, community, and local wild-lands fire safe. Zoom links for each lecture will be posted here when available.
Yana Valachovic’s Lecture: Fire Hardening Your Home & Homestead
Yana Valachovic, from UC Cooperative Extension, will bring her experience in home construction, design, and retrofitting to help in identifying key actions and priorities that will help improve wildfire resilience in our uniquely rural structures and homesteads. The 12 key elements of structural wildfire resistance will be discussed in detail, along with tips, resources, and information on fire tools, water sources, and defensible space.
Click THIS LINK to view the video recording of Yana’s lecture.