Northern California Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (Nor Cal TREX)

TREX is an annual training and learning exchange designed to build capacity, foster learning, and achieve on-the-ground fire restoration. Organized by the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council and other partners, TREX provides learning opportunities for fire practitioners, agencies, and academics, including hands-on trainings and lectures organized around a series of prescribed fire events taking place throughout Northern California. TREX serves as a living classroom, allowing fire practitioners and managers of all types to learn together and put prescribed fire into action.

Each year, the Nor Cal TREX invites 30-40 participants from across the country and the world to restore fire to California’s diverse fire-adapted ecosystems. TREX participants have the unique opportunity to burn with federal, private, and tribal hosts, giving them a sense for the range of approaches possible in fire management. In 2016, the TREX had a unique focus on women who work in fire (link to WTREX page), bringing men and women from 11 states and 4 countries together to build their fireline skills, learn about local fire ecology and management, and create a support network for women in fire careers.

TREX not only provides an opportunity for training and implementation, it is a vehicle for building relationships and transforming our relationship to fire. TREX is a catalyst for cultural change, bringing together diverse interests to create strong and lasting partnerships.

Plans are underway for Nor Cal TREX 2017. Please email Lenya Quinn-Davidson, Director of the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council, for more information or to join the mailing list: