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Selecting Post-Fire BMPS – to Seed or Not to Seed


You’ve assessed your post-fire hazards and sites, and you’re ready to select BMPs. Great! But…with all the BMPs out there, which do you choose? Do you seed or do you plant? And…which BMPs will perform best AND help you obtain funding?

Join Mike Harding and Julie Etra for the fourth session in our Fire & Rain: Post-Fire Erosion Control Master Class exploring how to compare and select the best post-fire BMPs for your site, performance goals, and for obtaining funding.

In this webcast we’ll walk step-by-step through a defensible procedure for selecting post-fire best management practices (BMPs) that are effective, implementable, and provide justification for funding. We’ll start with a look at the common post-fire BMP objectives (e.g., structure protection, ash control, etc.) and categories (e.g., erosion, drainage, debris, etc.), and discuss how to identify and define these for your site. Building on this, we’ll explore BMP selection criteria (e.g., key elements, considerations, etc.), and how to build a thorough criteria for your process. Harding will then walk us through how to use this criteria to compare BMPs through a matrix system (e.g., performance, cost, labor, installation, etc.), and ultimately select the best post-fire BMP for your site. Finally, Etra will tackle the question of whether “to seed or not to seed”; the factors, issues, and treatment options involved; and how you can best assess which option is best for your site.

Learning Objectives
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives:

  • Learn the 3-step defensible post-fire BMPs selection process for effective erosion control and funding
  • Learn how to define BMP objectives and criteria; compare BMP alternatives; and select BMPs to maximize performance
  • Learn how to assess and compare seeding / planting factors, issues, and treatment options (environmental, political, and economical)
  • Learn how to estimate area and quantities of materials and labor

Fire & Rain: Post-Fire Erosion Control Master Class Series

This is the fourth 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.

On-Demand Webcast
Session: 1 H 30 M
Lectures: 1
Credits: 1 PDH / 0.1 CEU



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