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Free Training Webinar for How to Use the CalVTP

May 20, 2021, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

California’s wildfire crisis is worsening. The State of California is marshalling unprecedented efforts to respond. Streamlining CEQA to expedite delivery of fire fuel management projects is a critical need and a clear priority of Governor Newsom’s administration. California’s Forest Carbon Plan and Shared Stewardship Agreement call for federal and state agencies to each meet a goal of treating 500,000 acres annually by 2025. One of the flagship strategies in the State’s response is the California Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP).

The Board of Forestry and Fire Protection are offering a free training webinar – CalVTP Implementation Training: How to Use the CalVTP Program EIR to Streamline CEQA Compliance for Vegetation Treatment Projects. The training course will cover the following topics:

Part 1: Overview of the CalVTP Program EIR

  • Treatment types and activities
  • Treatable landscape
  • Eligible project proponents

Part 2: Preparing a CEQA Document Using the CalVTP Program EIR

  • CEQA Fundamentals – Program EIRs
  • Project-Specific Analysis
  • Project-Specific Analysis/Addendum
  • Decision Documentation and Approval Process
  • MMRP Implementation

Wrap Up: CalVTP Training Resources
This course is relevant to public agencies, organizations (e.g., fire safe councils, foundations), as well as consultants supporting these entities. Any public agency providing funding for vegetation treatment or with land ownership and/or management, or other regulatory responsibilities in the CalVTP treatable landscape could use the CalVTP for streamlining – there are nearly 200 such agencies! This includes state and local agencies that are funding projects on private lands.

The training course will be presented two times to accommodate schedules. The same information will be presented in each webinar. Questions will be answered live throughout each training course.

Registration is free. Please use the links below for the training course you would like to attend.

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
Register here.

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
Register here.

Please visit the How to Use the CalVTP webpage for training materials.
The training course will be conducted by California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection Staff with support from Ascent Environmental, Inc.

For more information contact Heather Blair at 916.732.3337 or heather.blair@ascentenvironmental.com


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For more information contact Heather Blair at 916.732.3337 or heather.blair@ascentenvironmental.com

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FREE


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