The Yolo County Resource Conservation District has over 50 years of experience implementing native habitat projects on the natural and working lands of Yolo County. In recent years, as wildfire behavior increased in occurrence and severity, it became apparent that wildfire posed a threat to the county’s ecological and cultural resources, property, and people. After interest from residents and
encouragement from CAL FIRE and local fire districts, Yolo County RCD set out to join a growing statewide network of Prescribed Burn Associations (PBA) to build prescribed fire capacity in the county. The Yolo Prescribed Burn Association is a community-driven network centered around education and training to guide land managers in using “good fire” as a land stewardship tool. Join the September CreekSpeak to learn about prescribed fire in the region, the PBA’s first burn, and what’s to come next for the Yolo PBA.
Alli Permann is the Outreach Coordinator for Yolo County RCD where she oversees outgoing communication for the RCD’s conservation and wildfire programs. Additionally, she assists in the RCD’s wildfire programming, like the Yolo Prescribed Burn Association and the Yolo County Fire Safe Council, which aim to prevent and protect the county’s people, property, and ecological and cultural resources from catastrophic wildfire. Alli has a B.S. in Environmental Science and Management from UC Davis.
Bailey Adams is a Project Manager for the Yolo County RCD where she leads habitat restoration projects and is the Coordinator of the Yolo Prescribed Burn Association. She combines her background of invasive weed management and implementation of county-wide habitat improvement projects on private lands to assist land managers with using prescribed fire as a management tool. Bailey is certified as a wildland firefighter and trains with CAL FIRE to increase capacity for “good fire” in Yolo County.Bailey has a B.S. in Environmental Science and Management from UC Davis.