Gregg and Kanyon will be speaking at The Gathering Paths in San Jos´é February 18-21 2022 Find out more here!


DECEMBER 5th Central Coast Prescribed Burn Association (CCPBA) Sunday, Dec. 5 will be near San Juan Bautista with Indian Canyon concerning Oak health SIGN UP HERE

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The workshop will feature 2 hours of instruction in the morning and be followed by an optional work party through the afternoon. Pile burning is an important tool for homeowners creating defensible space in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). As such, we will demonstrate all the important steps of burning in the tri-county area: building the pile, permits that are necessary, safely burning and how-to simply make Biochar. In addition, each workshop, depending on location, will dive into the subjects of: post wildfire restoration, Oak health and Eucalyptus removal. These collaborative workshops do not require any previous experience and are perfect for both the backyard burner and the professional land steward.


Facebook Event with EcoCamp Coyote – https://facebook.com/events/s/tending-the-forest-with-fire/876736203025071/

In response to declining forest health and catastrophic wildfires, we collectively take agency to manage fuel loads and heal oak forests. Sudden Oak Life, the Central Coast Prescribed Burn Association, Indian Canyon, and EcoCamp Coyote join together for a burn day!
At our November ‘21 camp-out we cleared understory brush from the oak forests of Indian Canyon. Now we will learn how to properly burn the brush piles we created.
Lee Klinger and his team from ‘Sudden Oak Life’ will give an overview of ‘Fire Mimicry,’ A process where we mimic some of the ecosystem functions (such as clearing understory brush) that fire serves in the ecology of oak forests.
Jared Childress of the Central Coast Prescribed Burn Association will share his wisdom of how to properly manage burn piles and give insight as to how we can continue making Indian Canyon (and the rest of our forests!) fire safe!
Kanyon Sayers-Roods of ‘Indian Canyon’ will remind us of the cultural context that fire has (and does!) serve in our coevolution as stewards of oak forests.
There will also be biochar kilns onsite, demonstrating how we can return the biomass collected from the forest back to the forest! A crucial tool in stable carbon sequestration!
All proceeds will go to the ‘Save Indian Canyon’ Fundraiser
Arrive anytime during the event.
Kids and good dogs are welcome!
What to expect:
This is an action oriented workshop. Bring work gear (e.g., hat, gloves, eye protection, and sturdy shoes).
Lunch will be potluck! There will be a table setup to share food.
Bring your own water!
There is no electricity on site.
Toilets are a composting outhouse.Please sign up via eventbrite. Sliding scale suggested donation $50-$100+
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Choose the ‘Pay in person option’ to skip the fees or if you need it to be tax deductible.We’re looking forward to seeing you there!