Sasha Berleman, PhD and Director of Fire Forward at the non-profit nature conservation organization Audubon Canyon Ranch
Sasha Berleman, Director of ACR’s Fire Forward program, is working to lead a change in the way we live with fire in the Bay Area. With her team, Sasha plans and organizes cooperative controlled burns and leads community efforts around fire management. Sasha earned her doctorate in wildland fire science from University of California at Berkeley focusing on prescribed fire use for restoration of ecosystem health. She is a CA State Certified Burn Boss, a Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) coach and leader, and a wildland firefighter with Fire Effects Monitoring, Squad Boss, Crew Boss, Firing Boss, and Incident Commander qualifications.
Topic: Fire Use for Ecological Stewardship in the Bay Area
Our Bay Area ecosystems are depending on us to build a stewardship and tending culture for a more resilient future against the many stressors we all face. Learn about the ways community is forming around this spark of hope as we learn to live with fire in a new way, building resilience in the face of wildfire, climate change, drought, pathogen and more through ecologically applied prescribed burning and fire management.