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Sierra Foothill Rancher's Fire Academy


The University of California Cooperative Extension Placer-Nevada Office, the Nevada County Resource Conservation District, the Placer County Resource Conservation District, and the UCANR Fire Network  are offering the first-of-its-kind Rancher’s Fire Academy for ranchers in the Sierra Foothill and Sierra Nevada regions. This series of workshops and field days will focus on:

(a) Education and hands-on training for ranchers regarding the use of prescribed fire for range improvement, weed management, and fuel load reduction;

(b) Creating new and strengthening existing rancher networks to assist in preparing for and responding to wildfires within the region.


Cost: $10 per session (up to 4 people per ranch)


Please sign up for as many sessions as you would like. 



Session 1 :  Jan 4 | 6pm – 7:30pm | Rx Fire Regulatory and Permitting Issues Workshop
UCCE – Auburn, CA

Session 2 : Jan 6 | 8am – 12pm | Prescribed Fire Planning and Site Preparation Field Day
Kramer Ranch Grass Valley, CA

Session 3 : Jan 20 | 9am – 12pm | Fire Tools and Equipment Use Field Day
Sierra Foothill REC Browns Valley, CA
Workshop was postponed and combined with the session of Feb 24, 2024 - Ranch Hardening Field Day.

Session 4: Feb 8 | 6pm – 7:30pm | Fire Behavior and Fire Safety Workshop
UCCE – Auburn

Session 5: Feb 24 |9am – 2pm | Ranch Hardening and Fire Tool Field Day
Sierra Foothill REC Browns Valley, CA - Lunch provided!

Session 6: Mar 7 | 6pm – 7:30pm | Planning your Rx Fire  
UCCE - Auburn

Session 7: Mar 28 | 6pm – 7:30pm | Livestock Health and Management During Wildfire
UCCE – Auburn

Session 8: Apr 18 | 6pm – 7:30pm | What if you Can’t Get Out? Evacuation vs. Sheltering in Place - Postponed - (New date will be announced)
UCCE – Auburn

Session 9: TBA | 6pm – 7:30pm | Rangeland Fire Protection Associations: Could They Work Here?

Session 10: TBA | Final Exam: Prescribed Fire Implementation
Field Site TBA


For more information, contact Dan Macon at or (530) 889-7385

Please select the session(s) below. Cost for each session is $10.00

- no longer available

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