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Pre & Post-Fire
Land Regeneration Video Series

These videos were created to help landowners in the North Bay region prepare for or recover from the impacts of wildfire on their landscapes. A wide range of techniques, resources, and issues to consider are discussed in detail, along with links to government agencies that can assist with disaster recovery and forest management. 


The material is intended to empower property owners with information and understanding about how to approach land management and regeneration on their own, and when to ask for help from professionals or allied organizations.

This video covers the proper installation of straw wattle rolls on slopes for erosion control and fire damage remediation.


This simple technique, when done properly, can do a lot to protect and restore soil health and native ecosystems.

This video covers the construction and use of an ‘A-frame’ field level to lay out contour lines across a slope.


Understanding the level and slope of a landscape is key for successful erosion control and stormwater management.


Techniques for managing the removal and control of invasive Scotch Broom (Cytisus Scoparius) plants in fire-prone landscapes are covered in this video.


This common plant is one of the worst culprits for overwhelming native plant communities and increasing fire risks in woodlands.

This video covers resources and techniques for managing dead trees and other biomass on burned landscapes in order to encourage forest restoration. 


The focus is on re-using the materials on site for multiple benefits to soil and local ecology.


This video discusses resources for developing a Forest Management Plan (FMP) for larger properties, including government assistance and funding sources. 


The FMP is a key to unlocking greater funding opportunities for restoration work from state and federal agencies.

This video covers methods for pruning regrowth in burned woodlands to support healthy forest regeneration. 


The most common types of native trees are discussed in detail, so that the techniques applied can facilitate robust natural growth patterns.


This video discusses strategies for using machinery to manage fire-prone vegetation growth.


Various scales of landscape work are considered, and how to choose the best methods for your particular situation.

This video covers the developing practice of using prescribed burns to manage fuel loads in the wider landscape. 


Regional resources for collaboration and support are mentioned, as well as how to know whether these techniques are appropriate for your landscape.

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