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Julie Thrupp Titus

Wildland Fire/Fuels Management Consultant

Julie earned a double Bachelorís Degree in 1982 from University of California at Santa Barbara in Environmental Studies & Geography. Julieís career with the Forest Service included 27 years of specialized experience in fire suppression and fuels management on the Los Padres, Sequoia, and Shasta‐Trinity National Forests before joining Geo Elements in early 2010. As a Fire and Fuels Management Specialist, Julieís expertise includes developing fuel treatment strategies, developing and reviewing fuels management plans, prescribed burn plans, fire prevention plans, wildfire hazard assessments; and interdisciplinary teamwork, and providing technical fuels/fire input to NEPA documentation.

Julie collaborated with Bureau of Land Management and Kern County fire/fuels personnel while implementing a complex prescribed fire program on the Sequoia National Forest. She served as Chairperson of the California Fuels Committee, a fire/fuels leadership group nationally recognized for their work to assist ground level managers in project implementation. As Forest Fuels Officer on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Julie authored the first fuels strategy for the Fire Management Plan and conducted a hazard/risk assessment for the Trinity Alps Wilderness Fire Restriction Policy. Julie is currently a member of Siskiyou County Wildfire Protection Panel and an adjunct instructor for the local college fire/emergency response technology program.