Building wildfire resilience into the garden and home
Monday, October 30, 2023
from 5:30PM to 7:00PM
at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
with Yana Valachovic, County Director and Forest Advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties
Feeling overwhelmed about wildfire in California? You are not alone, but the good news is that there is a lot that homeowners can do to reduce risk and help your family and community withstand wildfire exposure, and gardeners are key to helping share that information. Join us at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens for this free presentation and equip yourself with the tools to know how to make science-based changes to improve your property, empower your community, and foster a safer and more resilient environment in the face of fire risks. (pictured at right: Hopkins fire in Ukiah in ~2021)
This lecture is free to attend but has limited seating, registration must be completed in advance online (Register Now) or at the Gardens' main entrance.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Yana Valachovic is the County Director and Forest Advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. She is a registered professional forester and forest scientist whose skills and interests cover a broad set of natural resource fields with a strong focus on wildfire mitigation and resilience. Yana works at many scales and has roles in the State’s Wildfire Forest Resilience Task Force, the Wildfire Mitigation Committee, and the Risk Modelling Committee. Yana’s work drives meaningful advancements in the conservation and management of California’s natural landscapes and the protection of communities.
Date: Monday, October 30, 2023