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Prescribed Fire TREX

Prescribed fire training exchanges are designed to address the unique landscape needs while keeping community values in mind. These events provide valuable hands-on training opportunities for TREX participants. Prescribed fires, as part of a training exchange, can help communities and landscapes become more fire-adapted, reduce wildfire risk and help build a local workforce.

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Prescribed Fire TREX

One example is in northern California, where the Yurok, Hoopa and Karuk Tribes—all founding members of the Indigenous Peoples Burning Network (PDF, 476 KB) — need a healthy landscape that includes fire to provide food for subsistence and weaving materials for ceremonial purposes. The Yurok and Klamath training exchange protects the landscape from fire as well as achieving both of these ends.

Another example is the Women in Fire Prescribed Fire Training Exchange, or WTREX. The first of these training exchanges was held in October 2016, and the third was just held this spring in Florida. Each session provided training that helped participants complete training requirements and improved their experience, while improving conditions on the landscape. Just as important, each event also provided opportunities for personal and professional growth for everyone involved.

Prescribed Fire TREX

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