“Fire Walk With Us” — A Fire Ecology Workshop with Richard Halsey and Lanny Kaufer

When:
May 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
2018-05-05T09:00:00-07:00
2018-05-05T15:00:00-07:00
Where:
Ojai CA
Cost:
$55/adults; $45/seniors: $35/students 13-18, fire survivors, and Ojai Valley Land Conservancy members
Contact:
Lanny Kaufer
805-646-6281

Rick Halsey at Cluff Vista Park in Ojai on February 17, 2018. Photo: Enrique Villaseñor

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Following his sold-out presentation here in February, chaparral ecologist and author Richard Halsey will return to Ojai to join me for a fire ecology field workshop on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. entitled “Fire Walk With Us” (with apologies to David Lynch’s 1992 film of a similar name). This event is presented in association with the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC) who are offering a special discount for their members.

After a morning walk in the burn area on the OVLC’s Ventura River Preserve to identify and discuss chaparral plants and their responses to the recent fire, we will reconvene at a downtown Ojai venue for a lunch break and afternoon slideshow discussion elaborating on the morning’s topics.

The cost for the full-day workshop is $55 for adults; $45 for seniors 62-up, and $35 for OVLC members, students 13-18, and fire survivors (those who lost property in the Thomas and Koenigstein Fires). Those who attend the full workshop will go home with a packet of valuable information on fire ecology basics including several of the lessons Halsey uses in his Chaparral Naturalist class. Most are in color. Admission to the afternoon lecture only is $25 for the general public or $15 for OVLC members.

ABOUT RICHARD HALSEY:
Richard W. Halsey is a writer, photographer, and the director of the California Chaparral Institute, a non-profit research and educational organization dedicated to the preservation of California’s native chaparral ecosystem, helping communities understand the dynamics of wildland fire, and supporting the creative spirit as inspired by the natural environment.

The second edition of his book, Fire, Chaparral, and Survival in Southern California, available at the preceding link in the Herb Walks bookstore, was published in 2008 and was awarded the Best Nonfiction-Local Interest Book by the San Diego Book Awards Association. He will have copies of this and his other publications on hand for sale and signing.

Author Richard Halsey will return as our special guest on Saturday, May 5, 2018, for a workshop, “Fire Walk With Us.”

Halsey also works with the San Diego Museum of Natural History, teaches natural history throughout the state, and leads the Chaparral Naturalist Program at the Elfin Forest Reserve in Escondido. While teaching high school biology, Halsey was selected as the Teacher of the Year for San Diego City Schools and awarded the Christa McAuliffe Fellowship.

An entertaining and dynamic speaker, he has given more than 400 public lectures, conducted numerous research projects, and published more than a dozen papers and articles concerning the ecology of California’s chaparral ecosystem. Halsey also has been trained as a wildland firefighter long past the age most would consider prudent.

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