I serve as an At-Large Public Member, Del Norte County Fire Safe Council and was an active participant in the drafting of the update to the 2005 Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
I have participated as a Private Timberlands participant in the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) initiatives. I’m undertaking forest stand improvement, fuel reduction, thinning, and woody debris treatment on approximately 100 acres of 143-acre quarter-section woodlot National Forest in-holding. Under the CSP component, portions of the generated slash would be diverted from open pile burning to the production of biochar for onsite application as a soil amendment.
I’m a Steering Committee Member for the establishment of the Big Flat Area (Del Norte Co CA) NFPA Firewise Community Program. I have engaged in initial outreach and orientation of the program features and resources to neighboring property owners and residents in a designated WUI Community at Risk area.