Wildfire Risk Assessment Qualification Course and Assessment – College Station
November 14 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 5:00 pm$250
The threat wildfire poses to residents of Texas increases everyday as more people move into once natural areas. We know that it is not a question of if a fire will start, but when. As professionals who have daily interaction with the public, and who care about the wellbeing of our native ecosystems, arborists are in a unique position to spread the message about how simple protecting lives, homes and landscapes can be. When homes and their surrounding property are protected, all of the inherent ecosystem benefits at threat from wildfire can be protected as well.
As an ISA Certified Arborist, have you considered how your skills and experience can improve the safety and quality of tree care to protect Texans and ecosystems from u wildfire? By taking the Wildfire Risk Assessment Qualification course, you will become more knowledgeable about how to evaluate and mitigate property from the threat wildfire poses.
The Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas Chapter ISA have developed this credential to introduce you to new terms and principles to incorporate into your arboriculture practice. You will explore how wildfire moves through a landscape and mitigation options you could perform or bring to the attention of your client. This course will be limited to 25 ISA Certified Arborists and we will conduct field exercise on homes near the training center. A written exam and field test will need to be successfully passed to gain the credential. Total course time will be 16 hours, with four hours dedicated to the examination on Thursday afternoon.