Kenwood Press


Serving the communities of Kenwood, Glen Ellen and Oakmont

email print
News: 11/01/2018

Bouverie to benefit from huge fire ecology grant



Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR) has received a $660,000 grant from the Farley Family Charitable Foundation to rehabilitate the North Bay’s relationship with prescribed fire, lower the risks of future wildfire, and restore the ecology of the region. ACR operates Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen.

The Farley Family Charitable Foundation has awarded the funds to ACR over the next two years to develop its Fire Forward initiative into a vital resource in practicing land management techniques that allow the community to live with fire rather than suffer catastrophic losses, as were experienced by so many in the region one year ago.

Tim Farley, son of the foundation’s founders Jim and Nancy Farley of Chicago, watched the Nuns Fire lap very close to his property, nearly destroying all he had. “This was a wake-up call to me and the entire community,” said Tim. “My family foundation has a clear interest in supporting science and the environment, and I realized that ACR’s Fire Forward program would be an excellent partner in creating practical approaches toward protecting ourselves and the region. We hope that this gift will encourage others to support ACR’s leadership on this community-wide effort.”

John Petersen, ACR’s executive director, said the gift is “transformational” and, “accelerates our ability as a community to tackle the central issues surrounding fire and the tending of our private and public lands.”

Fire Forward envisions a future of fire-adapted landscapes and fire-adapted communities in the North Bay. Fire Forward works in partnership with residents, conservation organizations, land managers, fire professionals, and tribal representatives to conduct ecological burning and vegetation management. Using ACR’s Bouverie Preserve as a living laboratory, Fire Forward will host community workshops on fire management best practices.

For more information go to www.egret.org.



Recently Published:

11/01/2018 - Goodwin resigns from OVA board
11/01/2018 - Oakmont board holds off on dog park
11/01/2018 - Village Chat for Nov. 1, 2018
11/01/2018 - Library celebrates Native Americans
11/01/2018 - Protecting What We Love – the legacy of Eldridge
11/01/2018 - Bouverie to benefit from huge fire ecology grant
11/01/2018 - Renovated House of Happy Walls reopens this month
11/01/2018 - Fire Board expansion moving along
11/01/2018 - County cannabis land use rules slog ahead
11/01/2018 - School spirit with a bigger purpose
11/01/2018 - Glen Ellen gets a yacht club
11/01/2018 - Women of the world unite!
11/01/2018 - Supervisors take steps to protect rebuilders, neighborhoods from speculators
11/01/2018 - Oakmont conducts emergency drill
11/01/2018 - Kenwood Community Church news

Community Calendar

Al Anon meeting
11/14/2018
more...
SIR members to hear from tourism chief
11/15/2018
more...
Bill & Dave hike Trione-Annadel
11/17/2018
more...
Redwood Empire Food Bank’s Station 3990 food giveaway
11/17/2018
more...
Oakmont Farmers Market
11/17/2018
more...
The Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County
11/17/2018
more...
Mushroom Hike, 10 a.m.-noon
11/17/2018
more...
30 years of the Kenwood Press
11/17/2018
more...
‘Band of Seniors’ returns to Oakmont
11/17/2018
more...
Wreath workshop at Quarryhill
11/17/2018
more...
Commemorate Jack London’s death
11/17/2018
more...


Weather Underground PWS KCAKENWO2