Some really nice posts on Twitter under the hashtag #OSCFires came out of the panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.
Mike Palladini @NapaLandTrust, 4 of their preserves burned. Much to do before they can open back up the public, currently working on recovery, safety. #OSCFires pic.twitter.com/xYicdnDlGw— Alison Young (@alisonkestrel) November 16, 2017
Mike Palladini from @NapaLandTrust lost trail infrastructure-signage, maps, wooden stairs need to ensure people will be safe before opening reserves #OSCFires— Dr. Rebecca Johnson (@RebaFay) November 16, 2017
"As recently as just last week, we still had burning roots and tree stumps flaring up." Visitor safety has been a top concern at the preserves. @NapaLandTrust #OSCFires— Open Space Council (@BA_OpenSpace) November 16, 2017
Less than a month out and nature is showing signs of recovery. #OSCFires pic.twitter.com/UueaYhS21M— gettingtoresilience (@Get2Resilience) November 16, 2017
Mike Palladini of @NapaLandTrust shares the Napa perspective. Many of their preserves and conservation easements burned. #OSCFires— Bruce Hartsough (@bhartsough) November 16, 2017
Some of the scientific questions about fire @pwpreserve hopes to answer using their long-term plots, installed sensors, & remote sensing. #OSCFires pic.twitter.com/8cNVskIM0Q— Alison Young (@alisonkestrel) November 16, 2017
2000 acres in @SonomaLandTrust easement burned. Once they knew everyone was safe, they started collecting data & helping w/ restoration & rebuilding #OSCFires pic.twitter.com/tfeuy8OyS3— Dr. Rebecca Johnson (@RebaFay) November 16, 2017
The ever resilient (& adorable) banana slug after the #north bay fires. This is from #Napa @NapaLandTrust but reminds us #goslugs #OSCFires pic.twitter.com/1OKXxLcWWU— Dr. Rebecca Johnson (@RebaFay) November 16, 2017
Four times a year, the Bay Area Open Space Council brings together experts for timely discussions on land conservation.
This month, the council is hosting a panel discussion on the recent North Bay wildfires, with ecologists and land managers from several organizations (including the Land Trust) talking about the impacts of the fires on their protected land.
RSVP is required, so sign up now if you’re interested.
- When: Thursday, November 16, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Where: David Brower Center – 2150 Allston Way, Berkely, CA 94704 (map)
- Cost: Free (normally $30) – RSVP required
Other organizations attending: Audubon Canyon Ranch; Pepperwood Foundation; Sonoma Land Trust; California State Parks; Sonoma County Open Space District.