The Cultural Fire Management Council/Yurok Cultural Burn Training Exchange will be hosted in Weitchpec, CA.
Target dates are February 6-12 and participants must be able to mobilize to site within 72 hours. Deadline to apply is January 21, 2021.
Objectives: Provide prescribed fire training opportunities to fire practitioners while supporting management of cultural resources. This training will incorporate knowledge from the native tribes of Northern California and develop understanding about traditional and contemporary use of prescribed fire.
Target Group: Prescribed fire and wildfire personnel, including federal, state, tribal and non-governmental agencies, private practitioners and university faculty and students
Description: The training is organized as a Type III incident under the National Incident Management System. Participants will serve in NWCG qualified and trainee firefighting positions on a burn team and will assist with preparing, scouting, briefing, igniting, holding, mop-up and patrol on numerous controlled burns in the area. We will also complete pre- and post-fire monitoring, train with equipment, practice fire line leadership skills, and learn about local fire ecology and fire management.