Fire mitigation planning before a fire event occurs is the key to obtaining funding after a fire event. And with wildfires on the rise, the need for communities and environmental professionals to understand the available funding resources and protocols before an emergency happens is imperative.
Join speaker Mike Harding to explore the post-fire environmental impacts and hazards; available remediation resources and funding; and how you can identify, navigate, and obtain post-fire mitigation funding.
In this webcast, we’ll start with a look at current wildfire trends, behaviors, and impacts, and illustrate the importance of mitigation planning before a fire event. We’ll overview the potential post-fire environmental impacts and hazards (e.g., hydrologic, geotechnical, geomorphic), and how you can identify these at your sites. Harding will then outline the remediation and funding sources (e.g., federal, state, local, etc.), when they apply, what they cover (and don’t), and their application process. After this review, we’ll take a closer look at federal funding programs (e.g., BAER, ETO, FEMA, NRCS, EWP); we’ll walk through how to apply; and Harding will outline what to expect (e.g., timelines, funding triggers, etc.). Finally, we’ll explore the accountability issues associated with implementing emergency measures.
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives:
- Learn how to identify the post-fire hydrologic, geotechnical, and geomorphic potential hazards
- Learn the available funding resources (federal, state, local, etc.), protocols, and what they do (and don’t) fund
- Learn how to build and implement a short term immediate action plan and a long-term remediation plan (to obtain funding)
- Learn the ins and outs of the Federal post-fire remediation (BAER, ETO, FEMA, NRCS, EWP), how to apply, and what to expect
Fire & Rain: Post-Fire Erosion Control Master Class Series
This is the first session in our 5-session Post-Fire Erosion Control Master Class Series which covers remediation funding; hydraulic changes in watersheds; identifying hazards and impacts; selecting post-fire BMPs; and implementing and mitigating as-builts and accountability. This master class also saves you 20%! Click here if you’d like to attend the full 5-session series instead.
* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time.
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.