The objective of the two-week prescribed fire training exchange (TREX) programs in Central Washington is to facilitate peer-to-peer, experiential learning for prescribed fire professionals and others interested in advancing innovative tools to restore fire-adapted ecosystems. Participants will engage in hands-on training in the ecology of fire-adapted ecosystems, communications and community outreach, prescribed fire monitoring, operational assignments, prescribed fire use, and collaboration among a diverse array of participating individuals and organizations.
Training Dates: September 24th through October 6th.
Location: 'Base Camp' will be located in Plain, Washington. Participants will be traveling to burn sites located throughout Central Washington.
The majority of training costs (room and board (for non-local participants), training materials, instruction, cadre, and local resources) are covered thanks to generous support from the United States Forest Service (USFS).
Nomination Due Date: Completed nomination forms are DUE NO LATER than July 10, 2017. Selections will be announced in by July 20, 2017.
Registration: This nomination packet will be used to select participants. After participants have been selected, a complete Registration Packet will be sent. Completion of the packet will guarantee your placement in the training.
Cost: The cost to participate is $500.00, due upon selection and acceptance to the program with the Registration Packet.
For more information and details on what to expect at TREX events, please review the Cascadia TREX Summary.
Cascadia TREX Nomination Forms are due July 10th. Space is limited to 20 participants. If you are interested in attending the training, please review the TREX Summary above and fill out the nomination form linked below.
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