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Ecologically Sound Practices (ESP) Partnership

The ESP Partnership is a collaboration between the fire authorities and climate and environmental organizations of Marin to mitigate the risk of wildfires. The coalition works as advisors to the fire professionals, defining best environmental practices to guide the implementation of the wildfire prevention plans and offering expertise and recommendations on specific projects. It serves as a community resource. It is guided by a Steering Committee and has formed three subject matter committees who are currently meeting.

ESP Partnership Agencies

August ESP Committees Agendas

September ESP Committees Agenda

1. Vegetation Management and Habitat Protection: This group focuses on developing best management practices for fuel reduction projects in wildlands, provides subject matter expertise for project development, and environmental regulatory compliance.

The Vegetation Management & Habitat Protection Committee meets on the 3rd Friday of each month from 1pm – 3pm. 

 

January 15

February 19

March 19 - Cancelled

April 16

May 21 

June 18 

 

Agendas will be shared prior to the meetings. 

RSVP to all meetings at espwildfires@gmail.com.

2. Carbon Resource Management: This group is developing best management practices for reducing carbon emissions and sequestrating carbon; and for managing green waste and other issues related to conserving carbon.  A biomass recovery study endorsed by Drawdown: Marin is an ESP project.

Carbon Resource Management Topics

The Carbon Resource Management Committee will meet on the 2nd Wednesdays (exception in January) from 1pm – 3pm. 

 

January 14

February 10

March 10

April 14

May 12 

June 9

Agendas will be shared prior to the meetings.

RSVP to all meetings at espwildfires@gmail.com

3. Defensible Space for Ecological Benefit Committee: This team focuses on providing best practices and ecological messages related to defensible space with target audiences including general public, residents, landscape professionals, and defensible space inspectors.

Sound Practices

The Defensible Space for Ecological Benefit Committee will meet on the 4th Thursday (except November) from 1pm – 3pm. 

 

January 28

February 25

March 15

April 22

May 27

June 24

Agendas will be shared prior to the meetings. 

RSVP to all meetings at espwildfires@gmail.com