Post Wildfire Mitigation Webinar
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Gila County presents: Garden and Country Extension Webinar Series. A Zoom webinar (60-minutes or less) featuring a variety of horticultural and natural resource topics relevant to the environmental conditions and residential concerns of Gila County, Arizona.
Featured Topic: Post Wildfire Mitigation Webinar
Featured Speaker: Carl Melford, is the Gila County Emergency Manager. He serves in many roles for the Emergency Operations Centers across the state, as well as to implement Gila County's Emergency Notification Program. Carl takes pride in rising to the occasion to administer and improve the mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities of Gila County.
Webinar Overview: The objective of post-fire mitigation is to minimize secondary impacts to structures and infrastructure resulting from post-fire conditions. Reduction in vegetative cover and changes to soil structure increases the risk of sediment, debris, and flooding that can further impact communities that are dealing with post-fire cleanup and response. Post-fire mitigation requires rapid response and decision making. With fire storms affecting thousands of acres and funding limitations, post-fire mitigation responses involve a daunting task of prioritizing sites that warrant protection. And with fires occurring typically immediately prior to the rainy season, making the correct decisions on where to implement mitigation practices becomes even more critical.
Webinar Facilitator: Chris Jones, Extension Agent, University of Arizona Gila County Cooperative
Extension Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/85424948282 Please log in up to 10 minutes prior to the webinar.