2013 Workshops

 New Workshops for 2013

For the year 2013, the Rainbow Ridge Forest Stewardship Workshop Series will be presented monthly from February to October.   Unless otherwise noted, all presentations will take place at the Sisson Museum in Mount Shasta City.  Please feel free to contact Kara Baylog at 530-926-2259 or mail to: Strawberria@gmail.com with any questions or workshop topic suggestions.

February Flyer Here
State of the Watershed: US Forest Service Mount Shasta Watershed Analysis
Presented by: The US Forest Service, Shasta-Trinity, Mount Shasta – McCloud Unit, Carolyn Napper,  Stephen Bachmann, Stacy Smith and Jennifer Redman    6:00pm to 8:00pm     February 12, 2013    Watch the Talk  Here and Here

March Flyer Here
The Cost of Fire Protection: New Fees in the State Responsibility Areas
Presented by: CALFIRE, Battalion Chief Darin Quigley
4:00pm to 6:00pm        March 29, 2013 (Friday)  Watch the Talk Here

April
Biomass to Power: Turning Forest Management into Energy
-Presented by: Siskiyou Biomass Utilization Group, Larry Alexander and Roseburg Rich Klug  4:00pm to 6:00pm        April 26, 2013 (Friday) Watch the Talk Here

May Flyer Here
Experiences in Community Forestry: Managing Public Lands with Community Efforts
-Presented by: Trinity County RCD, Colleen O’Sullivan and  Fall River RCD, Todd Sloat
-4:00pm to 6:00pm        May 24, 2013 (Friday) Watch the Talk Here

June Flyer Here
Sustainable Forestry and Restoration Forestry: Differences in Approaches to Healthy Forests
-Presented by: Danielle Lindler of Jefferson Resources and Marty Main of Asland Forest Restoration Project
-5:00pm to 7:00pm        June 27, 2013 (Thursday) Watch the Talk Here

July  Flyer Here
Getting There: How Forest Roads Impact Ecosystems and How to Mitigate Impacts
-Presented by Maggie Robinson of Water Boards, Jim Ostrowski of College of the Siskiyous and Mark Lancaster of 5 Counties  at Sisson Museum in Mt. Shasta; 5-7 pm  July 24, 2013 (Wednesday) WATCH THE TALK HERE

August Flyer Here
Fire on Purpose: Prescribed Fire as a Tool for Forest Management                                                                    Presented by Ryan Desantis, UC Extension Office  and Ray Haupt, College of the Siskiyou instructor
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.    August 29, 2013 (Thursday), Location: Mount Shasta Resort  Watch The Talk Here

September Flyer Here
From Rocks to Trees: Exploring the Geologic and Ecologic History of Siskiyou County
-Presented by Dr. Bill Hirt, Geology Instructor at College of the Siskiyous and Dr. Rob Fernau, Ecologist
-5:00 – 7:00 p.m.    September 27, 2013 (Friday)  Watch the Talk Here

WORKSHOPS ARE OVER FOR 2013

they will start up again in March 2014

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October 
-Water and Fire: The Impact of Catastrophic Fire on Water Quality

Other possible workshop topics:

  • Forest Ecology of the Klamath and Cascade Mountains
  • Forest Management and Water Quality
  • Forest Stewardship Monitoring Practices
  • Community Forests in California
  • Phasing forest management for long-term forest conservation goals
  • Forest management 101: The road map of managing forest land in California
  • Forest conservation easements and other Long Term Forest Management Strategies
  • Non-timber fire risk reduction strategies
  • Wildlife and plant communities of Rainbow Ridge
  • Mapping natural resources on your property: A citizens guide to collecting baseline information
  • Forest Restoration: Returning your forest to historic conditions
  • Climate Change and future forest management
  • Funding your Forest Management
  • Special Forest Products and Alternative Ways to Sustain Forest Stewardship
  • The United States Forest Service: Fire and Timber Management in your Backyard