Fire Safety at Hipcamp: A Webinar Series Recap

In honor of Wildfire Awareness Month in the U.S. and to help prepare for a safe season ahead, in May we hosted a four-part webinar series covering all things fire safety. The virtual event covered topics from fire ecology and cultural fire practices to prescription fire and home hardening, and discussed what it takes to build a safe campfire, how to create an emergency evacuation plan, and much more. If you missed out on the live sessions, you can watch them again here!

The Land Has a Fire Story to Tell

Understanding fire ecology, cultural burning, and prescribed fire

Content begins at 3:30 minutes into the recording

Speakers:

  • Mason Smith – Hipcamp Head of Government and Community Relations
  • Erika Lind – Fuel Management Planner at Forest Fire Management Victoria (AUS)
  • Don Hankins – Professor of Geography and Planning at California State University, Chico
  • Lenya Quinn-Davidson – Fire Advisor with the University of California Cooperative Extension
  • Veronica Stork – Hipcamp Host and Founder & Executive Director of Wildfarmers

Home Hardening and Defensible Space

How to make your home, property, and camping sites more fire resilient

Content begins at 4:30 minutes into the recording

Speakers:

  • Mason Smith – Hipcamp Head of Government and Community Relations
  • Yana Valachovic – County Director and Forest Advisor at University of California Cooperative Extension

Fire Safety for the Hipcamp Host

Prevention and preparedness practices for landowners

Speakers:

  • Mason Smith – Hipcamp Head of Government and Community Relations
  • Ken Pimlott – Former Director of Cal Fire
  • Erika Lind – Fuel Management Planner at Forest Fire Management Victoria (AUS)
  • Alyssa Ravasio – Hipcamp Founder & CEO

Fire Safety for Hipcampers

Know how to build responsible campfires and more

Content begins at 2:00 minutes into the recording

Speakers:

  • Mason Smith – Hipcamp Head of Government and Community Relations
  • Yana Valachovic – County Director and Forest Advisor at University of California Cooperative Extension
  • Eamon Engber – Fire Ecologist with the National Park Service, Redwood National Park

We want to send a big thank you to all of our incredible participating speakers, including the former director of Cal Fire, Forest Fire Management Victoria (AUS), California State University at Chico, and the University of California Cooperative Extension. This series was hosted in collaboration with UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), and the California Fire Science Consortium.

Hipcamp is an online marketplace where you can list, discover, and book campsites and accommodations on private and public land. Hipcamp is your go-to guide to getting outside. If you’re a landowner, Hipcamp creates new revenue streams for your business, which can help conserve your land and keep it wild. #FindYourselfOutside #LeaveItBetter

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