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Tracy Katelman

Tracy Katelman

POB 1276 Eureka, CA 95502

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Address:
POB 1276
Eureka
CA 95502
Interests:
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans
  • Fire prevention education
  • Firewise Communities / Defensible space
  • Forest/ecosystem management
  • Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire
  • Ignition-resistant home construction
  • Watershed protection/management
  • Wildfire risk assessment
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Non-Member Affiliations:
  • California Fire Safe Council

I’m a Registered Professional Forester in northwestern California. I’ve been working on community fire planning since 2000, when I wrote the Lower Mattole Fire Plan, one of the plans identified in the original CWPP guidance document. From the beginning, my fire planning work has relied heavily on my community organizing background. The process I developed and used throughout California and southern Oregon is based on an intensive community input structure. I’m currently working on the 2nd update to the Humboldt County, CA CWPP.

I spent the last decade living and working in Chile, where I brought the fire safe/Firewise┬« model and helped develop their new national methodology on community wildfire preparedness. I’m interested in community fire planning, fire ecology, prescribed fire, forest restoration, and doing all this with local communities, especially indigenous and latino communities. (PS – My website is horribly out of date, we’re updating it this year, stay tuned!)

Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan

We're working on the second update to the Humboldt County California CWPP. We've been told by CAL FIRE that our existing 2013 CWPP is already regarded as one of the best plans in the state; our aim is to make the new CWPP more effective and a document local residents will want to pick up and read and implement!

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Living with Wildfire in Northwestern California

I edited and designed this publication with the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council for the County of Humboldt, CAL FIRE, and Six Rivers National Forest. It's a great resource for residents wanting to prepare their families, homes, and properties to coexist with wildfire.

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Comunidad Preparada Frente a los Incendios Forestales

I helped CONAF, Chile's national forestry and fire protection agency, to develop their methodology and a manual for community wildfire preparedness. I also organized the signing of an MOU between the republic of Chile and state of California to cooperate on wildfire prevention and protection.

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