Get certified in Wildfire Defense Landscaping Practices to protect your home and community today!
The USGBC-LA Wildfire Defense Professional Certificate was developed to educate contractors and landscapers on how to best harden homes and landscapes to fires through the use of materials, maintenance practices, and firewise design practices known to reduce properties’ risk of fire damage. We’re partnering with the Theodore Payne Foundation to bring you this comprehensive training meant to prime the pathway for the private market to drive the adoption of firewise best practices and create cultural change within the building industry.
The training highlights existing resources and includes a small group of diverse advisors across fire prevention as well as building and landscape design to instill awareness and transfer knowledge around industry-leading best practices to reduce fire risk in homes and landscapes.
The Wildfire Defense Professional Certificate for Landscapers module is a 150-minute online training followed by certification testing. This FREE certification training provides participants with real-world examples and strategies for fire risk reduction, including but not limited to the following topics:
– Understanding Wildfire
– Think Home First
– Defensible Space Zones
– Hardscape Strategies
– Defensible Landscape Design
– Strategic Tree Canopy
– Fire Risk Reducing Maintenance
– Post-Fire Recovery
– Importance of community organizing for safety, preparedness, and funding opportunities
Register for FREE!
In partnership with:
Erin Johnson – Director of Public Programs at Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants
Erin Johnson is the Director of Public Events at the Theodore Payne Foundation (TPF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding, preservation, and use of California native wild flowers and plants. She has been leading TPF’s Wildfire Resilience programming and content for the past three years, managing the team that produced Rethinking Wildfire Resilience.