WHAT IS A PRESCRIBED FIRE?

A prescribed fire or controlled burn is a method of forest management used to clear an area of fuel (dried leaves, shrubs, dead plant matter) that a wildfire could use to spread quicker.

WHY PRESCRIBED FIRE?

Prescribed fire can prevent or diminish the scale of wild fires that are becoming far too familiar in California. Though not a quick task, with combined efforts from land owners and local governments we can try our best to take control of future wildfires in California. Cal Fire chief Ken Pimlott said it best, “A little bit of smoke now and a little bit of inconvenience now is well worth offsetting these large damaging fires.” By trying our best to increase ember awareness we can begin working toward managed fire seasons in California.

WHY TERRA FUEGO?

The Terra Fuego Fuels Crew reduces hard costs to homeowners seeking to improve the fire readiness of their homes, and by working with the local Fire Safe Councils (FSC’s), we create a matching contribution to existing projects. Terra Fuego is a non profit meaning we are looking in the best interest of our clients not our wallets. Our dedication to the protection of the land is unparalleled with our only mission being the conservation of California’s land for years to come.

WHAT DOES TERRA FUEGO DO?

Terra Fuego works with public and private land owners to reduce forest fire fuel, increase defensible space, and implement strategic fuel breaks on property to help manage fire. Additionally Terra Fuego does professional consulting, grant writing, and project management. If you’re interested in any of our services don’t hesitate to get in contact with us at info@terrafuego.org.

DOES TERRA FUEGO DO PUBLIC OUTREACH?

Terra Fuego strives to educate communities in California about the importance of prescribed burns. Working with Simtable technology, we can deliver state of the art simulations to help teach communities and government entities about the progression and prevention of wildfires as well as demonstrate evacuation and fire suppression strategies as they would occur in real time.

WHERE DOES TERRA FUEGO OPERATE?

Terra Fuego is based out of Chico California in Butte county. We operate in most of the Northern and Central California regions, providing proven service to members of both rural and populated communities.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?

First and foremost education is key. We need to start by teaching local governments and landowners how a controlled burn can be done safely and effectively in order to prevent or diminish catastrophe down the road. Terra Fuego is partnered with Simtable. A revolutionary technology that provides simulations to educate the public on the effective strategies to deal with environmental disasters by showing them unfold in real time. Looking for a more hands on approach? Get out in the field and watch yourself make a difference by prepping controlled burns. Butte County’s Alliance for Workforce Development wants to give you a job! There’s plenty of work to go around and you can make up to $$15+ an hour depending on experience.