Living in a Fire Adapted Landscape: Burn Zone Recovery, Natural Regeneration and Active Restoration in Sonoma County Watersheds
Karen Gaffney, Sonoma County Ag + Open Space
This full day tour will visit the watersheds and stream systems affected by the 2017 fires in Sonoma County, with an emphasis on targeting recovery actions, long term forest health and resiliency, and the protection and enhancement of stream systems in wildlands, agricultural areas and within the wildland-urban interface. Tour sites will highlight collaborations in Sonoma County to collect and apply science and data to achieve multiple benefits, including sensitive fuel load management, public safety, and resiliency to climate, drought and flood impacts. The tour will visit burned salmonid bearing watersheds including Mark West, Calabazas, and Dry Creek.