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“Maintaining a Fire-safe Home Within a Fire-Adapted Native Plant Ecosystem”

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Credit Saxon Holt.
Socializing begins 6:30 pm, talk at 7 pm

As the weather heats up, fire safety takes central stage. Do you have to sacrifice most — or all — of your trees and other vegetation around your home to be safe? Find out how to keep a healthy environment and reduce fuels while enhancing the natural beauty of native plant communities. 

Chief Paulus has spent his entire professional career in the Sierra Nevada. He will discuss how native plants of the Western Sierra have co-evolved with their environment, including adapting to fire. Understanding these characteristics can help you make your property more fire resilient and more biodiverse.

Creating defensible space around our homes while retaining native trees and other plants — rather denuding our landscapes — helps maintain property value, privacy, and quality of life. Chris will discuss how such strategies also aid wildland biodiversity, carbon sequestration and rainwater infiltration functions of native plant ecosystems, and foster habitat for pollinators, birds, and other wildlife. 


June 26
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Auburn Library
350 Nevada St
Auburn, CA 95603 United States
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