A Fire After All This Rain?!

Even with all this rain, our community of Lone Pine experienced a fire this week! This fire safety workshop is so timely. Wildfires pose an ever-present threat here in Inyo County, as we experience fires in the winter and summer. Taking pre-emptive actions to protect your home and property is more important than ever.

In an effort to arm residents with the knowledge and tools necessary to take preventive measures, the California Native Plant Society-Bristlecone Chapter, County of Inyo, and UC Cooperative Extension are hosting a free two-day Wildfire Resilience Workshop in Bishop. Guest instructor and researcher from the University of California, Yana Valachovic, is known for her expertise in fire safety. She will discuss myths about products and materials; offer science-based solutions for construction, design, and maintenance; and provide an opportunity for shared, experiential learning.

Join us for an evening lecture on Wednesday, January 25 at 7 p.m. – being held both in-person at the White Mountain Research Station, 3000 E. Line St. and via Zoom – and a tour of a local property in partnership with the Bishop Paiute Tribe on Thursday, January 26. More details about the tour will be made available upon registration. Refreshments will be provided both days. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. For in-person attendance, masks are recommended.

The deadline to register for these sessions is Tuesday, January 24, at https://ucanr.edu/inyofireworkshop.