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The third session of the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments (ESCOG) Citizen’s Wildfire Education Academy (Academy) will focus on Current U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) 2022 Wildfire Management Plans and Policies. The session is scheduled for Monday, June 20th at 6:00pm.

Details on the Academy and instructions on how to register for the upcoming
session can be accessed here: All sessions
are recorded, and available on-demand following the live event via the Academy’s

Organized by ESCOG and sponsored by Mono County, Inyo County, the Town of
Mammoth Lakes, Friends of the Inyo, Mammoth Lakes Tourism, the Mono Lake
Committee, the Whitebark Institute, Eastern Sierra Land Trust, several Mono County Fire
Safe Councils, and others, the Academy is aimed at reducing the anxiety about wildfire,
and addressing and responding to the multitude of questions that residents and visitors
have about the topic. The 60–90-minute sessions are held the third Monday of each
month at 6:00PM.

June 20 Current USFS, BLM, and CAL FIRE 2022 Wildfire Management Plans and Policies

July 18 Current Eastern Sierra Fuels Reduction Treatment and Other Projects

August 15 Home Hardening and Defensible Space Projects

September 19 Smoke, Evacuation, and Other Preparation Procedures

October 17 Insurance Concerns, Local Fire Departments, and Fire Safe Councils

ESCOG is an association of city and county governments created to address regional issues.

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