This is part of the live webinar series, "Ecology-Based Landscapes: A Virtual Education Series for Professionals" presented by New Directions in the American Landscape and sponsored by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Designed for landscape architects, designers, restoration ecologists and horticulturists, these webinars will take place January - March.
See and register for the entire series on NDAL's website.
Fire and the Landscape: Safety, Ecology and Cultural Practice
Tuesday, February 16, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST
Part One: Living with Fire
Instructor: Eric Knapp
Ecologist Eric Knapp will discuss redesigning the near-home landscape to improve the odds of wildfire survival based on his recent analysis of why some homes burned, and some didn’t during the “Camp Fire” wildfire in Paradise, California. He will demonstrate how designers can use plant selection, plant arrangement, prescribed burning, and other approaches to avoid denuding the landscape in the name of fire safety.
Part Two: The Benefits of Cultural Fire
Instructor: Margo Robbins
As Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Cultural Fire Management Council (CFMC), co-lead for the Indigenous People’s Burn Network, and Yurok tribal member, Margo Robbins is uniquely positioned to demonstrate the benefits of fire as a land restoration tool, and how controlled burns can help protect communities from wildfire. In this presentation, she will show how a community group in northern California brought fire back to the land in a highly positive way.
$78 per person
Questions? Email Sara Weaner at NDAL