Learn how to create and maintain a fire-wise and sustainable landscape that supports biodiversity and meets County code requirements. We can help you with plant selection, placement, and maintenance to preserve and enhance wildlife habitat, while keeping your property and neighborhood fire-wise and sustainable.
This two-hour workshop will allow plenty of time for questions, and will provide:
- Recommendations for firewise landscaping in the 0-5’, 5-30’, and 30-100’ defensible space zones.
- Practical ways to reconcile the sometimes conflicting guidelines to achieve a beautiful, biodiverse, firewise landscape that conserves precious water and energy.
- A practical understanding of what it means to be sustainable in an ever-changing California climate.
- Resources for how to move forward with your landscape and community.
Workshop presenters and panelists include:
Mimi Enright: Program Manager, UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County
April Owens: Executive Director, Habitat Corridor Project; Horticulture Chairperson, CNPS-Milo Baker Chapter
Jon Kanagy: Design and Implementation Project Manager, Sonoma Ecology Center
Ellie Insley: Landscape Architect, Natural Habitat Restoration Specialist; Director, Sonoma Ecology Center
Paul Lowenthal: Division Chief Fire Marshal, City of Santa Rosa Fire Department
This workshop’s content will be focused on plant selection and local vegetation communities of Santa Rosa, though everyone is welcome to come.
Learn more and download Resilient Landscaping Coalition Guide to Sustainable Defensible Space here!