Sonoma County fire practitioners have created a very helpful “Burn Pile Guide” in which you can find links to permits, important phone numbers to call on the day of the burn, and a comprehensive list of best practices for building effective piles, weather markers to watch, and tips for extinguishing piles in dry weather. The guide is meant for small landowners and amateur practitioners.
Please forward the link below to your neighbors and community groups that you think might find this useful. Happy and safe burning season!
Burn Pile Guide: https://www.sonomaforests.org/Burn-Pile-Guide
Created by: Jared Childress, prescribed burn coordinator, the Central Coast Prescribed Burn Association; Dr. Sasha Berleman, program director, Fire Forward at Audubon Canyon Ranch; Garrett Gradillas, training programs coordinator, Fire Forward; Annie Madden, prescribed fire squad lead, Fire Forward and instructor at the Wildfire Resilience Program, Santa Rosa Junior College; and Devyn Friedfel, assistant preserve manager, Pepperwood Preserve, certified California burn boss.