Biochar in the Woods Workshop

Forest workers make biochar in a kiln on a property in Paradise, CA in January 2020.
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What: A combination of live, online and in-field presentations and demonstrations on making and using biochar on site in the forest and WUI (Wildland Urban Interface).
Why: Given the ongoing drought and dangerous wildfire conditions in California and throughout the west, we see an urgent need to train more people on how to convert problem forest vegetation into biochar onsite for climate and ecological benefits.
Who Should Attend: Forestry contractors, arborists, workforce supervisors, forest land owners, homeowners in the WUI, and staff from environmental NGOs and natural resource agencies who may be supervising forestry workers, or developing biochar forestry projects and programs.
Partners: US Biochar Initiative, US Forest Service, Butte Community College, Butte Fire Safe Council

Online Symposium

• January 27: A full-day online symposium ($50) More Info and Registration here: 

Free Field Events

• February 1: Presentations on Butte County biochar projects in Chico, CA, and field trip to Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve 
• February 2: Biochar field day and kiln demonstration – near Paradise, CA
• February 3: Biochar field day and kiln demonstration – near Paradise, CA

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