Hazardous Fuels Treatment Demo Project – Multiple Demonstration Dates

 Hazardous Fuels Reduction Demonstrations in Central and Southern California



The USDA Forest Service, in conjunction with the University of California Center for Forestry, TSS Consultants and other partners, is sponsoring a series of hazardous fuels reduction demonstrations (demos) at strategic locations in central and southern California. Demos are one week in duration at each location (three locations total) and will include a demo day (Friday of each week) for guests to view operations first hand. The primary purpose of the demos is to raise awareness about different hazardous fuels treatment alternatives and provide key stakeholders with up-to-date information regarding resource impacts, efficiencies and cost of fuels treatment equipment and techniques. Both conventional and innovative equipment and techniques will be deployed and resource professionals will be on site to answer questions. Vendors that will be showcasing their equipment include Caterpillar, FAE – Prime Tech, Fecon, John Deere, Kaiser, Morbark, and Takeuchi. For a complete list of equipment go to the HFRD webpage: http://ucanr.edu/HFRD Once completed, results of the demos will be summarized and disseminated.


Demo Day – Where & When

  • Shaver Lake, CA (high elevation Sierra Nevada mixed conifer) – October 9, 2015
  • Big Bear Lake, CA (high elevation San Bernardino mixed conifer) – October 16, 2015
  • Santa Rosa Indian Reservation, Mountain Center, CA (mid elevation chaparral) – November 20, 2015


Who Should Attend

Target audiences include fire agencies, natural resource managers, fuels treatment contractors, electric utilities, water conservation districts, homeowner associations, fire safe councils, resource conservation districts, tribal staff, county and city planning departments, elected officials, and any others interested in fire safe practices.


How to Register

Additional information, including demo locations and an online registration form, can be accessed using this link:

http://ucanr.edu/register_hfrd  Alternatively, the attached registration form can be used and returned via USPS. However, online registration is preferred.   Please register early (no later than October 1) as space will be limited.
Mail in registration – click here.



There is no cost to attend the demos.


What to Bring

  • Field clothes including long-sleeved shirt, pants, hiking boots
  • Sunscreen, water, lunch
  • Safety gear such as hard hats and goggles (these will be provided if you do not have them)



Tad Mason, TSS Consultants, 916.600.4174 tmason@tssconsultants.com

Peter Tittmann, UC Center for Forestry, 510.665.3518 pwt@berkeley.edu

Larry Swan, Region 5, USDA Forest Service, 707.562.8917 lswan01@fs.fed.us

Ted Luckham, Southern California Edison, 626.302.1752 theodore.luckham@sce.com


Project Partners

  • USDA Forest Service
  • Southern California Edison
  • University of California Center for Forestry
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • The Watershed Research and Training Center
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • California Forestry Association

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