Bustin' some Brush
OTFSC and Sierra RCD will be hosting a demonstration Brush Bustin' at the Central Sierra Chamber in Pinehurst.
Join us on Saturday June 19, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a hand clearance demonstration and education event at the Central Sierra Chamber of Commerce in Pinehurst. This event will be hosted by Oak to Timberline Fire Safe Council, Sierra Resource Conservation District, and volunteers from United Way, Fresno Madera Counties and our local California Conservation Corp (CCC).
This event will feature wildland fire and forestry experts who will demonstrate how to break up thick areas of continuous brush. A common recommendation of FREs has been to "break up" the brush, not necessarily remove all of it. What does this look like?
Experts will be available at 9:00 a.m. to train any one who would like to volunteer and learn first hand what this concept looks and feels like. The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. Areas of thick brush behind the Chamber will be thinned. Spectators are encouraged to come and learn. There will be discussion on how fire behaves when it encounters a wall of brush and what that could mean for your home and property. Questions will be welcome.
OTFSC and Sierra RCD encourage property owners to get a FRE (Fire Risk Evaluation). SRCD forestry technicians will evaluate your home and property's strengths and weaknesses in the event of a wildfire. This is a free service and could lead to help from volunteer organizations such as CCCs, United Way, and Team Rubicon in tackling some of your problems. In order to get any assistance from volunteers, OTFSC and Sierra RCD need to know where you are! The way to do that is to sign up for a free FRE!
If you wish to volunteer in the Brush Bustin' please arrive early, by 9 a.m., for work instructions. Please RSVP by email at or text (559) 471-6983.
If you are curious about Sierra Resource Conservation District (SRCD) and what it does,