Amah Mutsun Tribal Band during a ceremony at Mt. Umunhum

Returning Fire to the Landscape

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As part of Midpen’s Wildland Fire Resiliency Program, staff is ready to return prescribed fire to our land management toolbox this year, possibly as soon as this spring. Currently, staff members are working with fire ecologists and fire agencies to put together comprehensive plans for potential locations in Midpen preserves. These plans will include details on public safety measures, public notification and outreach, smoke management and more. 

“Midpen will start with small, simple burns in partnership with fire agencies and local Indigenous tribes,” Midpen Senior Resource Specialist Coty Sifuentes-Winter said. “Our overall goals are to support diverse plants and animals in our region, and human communities as well, by restoring fire-adapted and fire-resilient landscapes.” 
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