PRESCRIBED BURN ASSOCIATIONS

Community-based burning organizations known as Prescribed Burn Associations (PBAs) are growing like wildfires. As of June 2020, there are 12 of these PBAs across California, actively burning in over ten counties.

In recent decades, California fire suppression agencies have attempted to take on the state’s burden of vegetation management to no avail due to the overwhelming task that it has proven to be. PBAs continue to form as private citizens and landowners decide that it is in their best interest to manage woody fuels and vegetation for the safety, economic and ecological benefit of their communities.

Man giving thumbs up during a prescribed burn

PRESCRIBED BURN ASSOCIATIONS

Community-based burning organizations known as Prescribed Burn Associations (PBAs) are growing like wildfires. As of June 2020, there are 12 of these PBAs across California, actively burning in over ten counties.

In recent decades, California fire suppression agencies have attempted to take on the state’s burden of vegetation management to no avail due to the overwhelming task that it has proven to be. PBAs continue to form as private citizens and landowners decide that it is in their best interest to manage woody fuels and vegetation for the safety, economic and ecological benefit of their communities.

Man giving thumbs up during a prescribed burn

FIND A PBA IN CALIFORNIA

Click the map for more information about each formed PBA or county working on forming one.

Blue: Group formed
Orange: Group in formation
Yellow: Having conversations about forming

The California PBA website is also a great resource for learning more about the work these groups are doing and how you can get involved with one in your area.

calpba.org
Alameda Alpine Amador Butte Calaveras Colusa Contra Costa DelNorte El Dorado Fresno Glenn Humboldt Imperial Inyo Kern Kings Lake Lassen LosAngeles Madera Marin Mariposa Mendocino Merced Modoc Mono Monterey Napa Nevada Orange Placer Plumas Riverside Sacramento SanBenito San Bernardino SanDiego San Francisco SanJoaquin San LuisObispo San Mateo Santa Barbara SantaClara Santa Cruz Shasta Sierra Siskiyou Solano Sonoma Stanislaus Sutter Tehama Trinity Tulare Tuolumne Ventura Yolo Yuba

FIND A PBA IN CALIFORNIA

Check out the map to find out if there is a PBA near you.

The California PBA website is also a great resource for learning more about the work these groups are doing and how you can get involved with one in your area.

calpba.org

Click the picture above for a larger view of the map.
For more information on each PBA visit calpba.org/connect-ca-pba.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CALIFORNIA PBAs

UCCE advisors Lenya Quinn-Davidson and Jeffery Stackshouse answer questions about how community-based burning organizations are emerging and expanding in California in this article from the July/August Issue of the California Cattleman. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT CALIFORNIA PBAs

UCCE advisors Lenya Quinn-Davidson and Jeffery Stackshouse answer questions about how community-based burning organizations are emerging and expanding in California in this article from the July/August Issue of the California Cattleman. 

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