Introduction to Slow Restoration Forestry: Session II 
Everyone is welcome to attend this session, ages 18+ 
Friday, October 27 - Sunday, October 29
Riddell Preserve, Healdsburg 
Registration has Closed 


We're excited to introduce this brand new workshop! This is a three-day skills training course in the basic skills, practices and implementation of slow restoration forestry practices. You'll learn basic ecological forestry practices, tree and other plant identification, proper hand tool use and maintenance, forest thinning protocols as outlined by CalFire, forestry for ecosystem restoration, and proper burn pile formation and implementation. 
What is slow restoration? 
Slow restoration refers to an approach to stewarding the land that is primarily hand tool based and focuses on taking the whole ecosystem into account and caring for it in a mindful and observant way.  
When and where is it?  
Where: Riddell Preserve - Healdsburg, California (specific directions provided upon registration) Riddell is located off Brack Road above Dry Creek Valley in Healdsburg. 
October 27 - 29, 2023
Friday- 9am to 3pm, Saturday - 9am to 3pm (option to camp out at the Riddell cabin), Sunday 9-12  
What does the workshop cost? 
The workshop is FREE thanks in part to a generous grant from the California Fire Foundation. 
Do I need prior experience working in the field? 
Absolutely not! Anyone is welcome regardless of experience, but participants must be comfortable spending the day working outdoors in a relatively remote place.  
Can I use this course toward college internship credits or community service hours? 
Yes. Participants are welcome to work with an advisor and use the course towards credits or seek community services hours and/or extra credit from the training. 
How do I know which course is right for me? 
This workshop session is suited for anyone looking for experience working outdoors for job training, expanding their knowledge of ecosystem/forest restoration, or management practices for landowners. 

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Contact Lara O’Herlihy at for questions or details.