WEBINAR: After the LNU Fires: What should farmers and landowners do?
Farmers and small-acreage landowners affected by the LNU Lightning Complex Fires are invited to an online webinar, Thursday, Sept. 10, to discuss what to do on the land and what to avoid.
Speakers will cover fire impacts on oak woodlands, rangelands, orchards and vineyards, plus restoration and erosion control options, and financial assistance programs.
The free webinar will run 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sept 10. Register at http://ucanr.edu/LNUFIRE.
9:00 a.m. Welcome and webinar format – Morgan Doran, UC Cooperative Extension livestock advisor natural resources advisor and director of UC Cooperative Extension Capitol Corridor, serving Solano, Yolo & Sacramento counties
9:05 a.m. Navigating the agency alphabet soup for disaster assistance – Robyn Rains and Don Ryan, Solano County Office of Emergency Services; and Kevin Wynne, Small Business Administration
9:25 a.m. Understanding wildland fire impacts – Rich Casale, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
9:45 a.m. Impact of fire on oak woodlands, what to expect and what to do – Mike Jones, UCCE forestry advisor for Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma counties
10:05 a.m. Impact of fire on rangelands, what to expect and what to do – Morgan Doran, UCCE; Tanya Meyer, Yolo County Resource County District; and Chris Rose, Solano Resource County District
10:25 a.m. Impact of fire on orchard trees, what to expect and what to do – Katherine Jarvis-Shean, UCCE orchard systems advisor for Solano, Yolo & Sacramento counties
10:45 a.m. Break
10:50 a.m. Impact of fire on vineyards and wine grapes, what to expect and what to do – Glenn McGourty, UCCE Viticulture Advisor, Emeritus
11:10 a.m. Erosion risks and mitigation measures – Nick Gallagher, USDA-NRCS and Bill Birmingham, Napa RCD
11:50 a.m. USDA disaster programs and how to apply – Scott Mahon, USDA Farm Service Agency invited
12:05 p.m. Property value and tax re-assessment – John Tuteur, Napa County Assessor
12:15 p.m. Q and A – Moderated by Wendy Rash, USDA-NRCS
The webinar is sponsored by UC ANR Cooperative Extension; USDA Farm Service Agency and Natural Resource Conservation District; Solano, Napa and Yolo counties; and Solano, Dixon, Napa and Yolo County Resource Conservation Districts