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Julie Titus

Fire and Fuels Specialist

 

SUMMARY

Julie’s career as a wildland fire and fuels management specialist spans over 27 years.  She has participated in community protection planning, development of wildfire hazard and risk assessments, development of hazardous fuel mitigation strategy, wildfire prevention planning, and community education.  Her strengths include wildfire hazard mitigation and prevention education activities. 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

1986 Completed Forestry Courses; Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA

1983 Double Bachelor: Geography and Environmental Studies; Univ. California Santa Barbara

Multiple basic to advanced (500 level) specialized wildland fire/fuels training

QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFICIENCIES

Field Observer, Resource Advisor, Division Supervisor.  Proficient in the use of FLAMMAP, BEHAVEPlus, FOFEM, FireFamilyPlus, Farsite, and WFDSS/FS-Pro 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Wildland Fire/Fuels Management Specialist (consultation work) , Mount Shasta, California (2010- present)

· Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) development with Geo Elements LLC including: records research, fuels analysis, field calibration and monitoring tasks, authoring/editing assistance

· Conducted a wildfire/fuels hazard assessment on thickly forested WUI property adjacent to Dunsmuir High School

· Conducted wildland fire hazard assessments for two California State Parks: Castle Crags and McArthur-Burney Falls

Community College Instructor (Adjunct), College of the Siskiyous, Weed, California (2008 – 2014)

· Developed curriculum & instructed: Principles and Techniques of Wildland Fire Management -2014

· Instruct basic level NWCG coursework for the college Wildfire Academy program

Forest Fuels & Fire Prevention Division Chief, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Redding California (2002-2010)

· Managed complex fuels and prevention programs on the largest forest in Region 5 (CA)

· Developed Forest Fuels Management Strategy for the Forest Fire Management Plan 

· Conducted a comprehensive Fire Hazard-Risk Analysis in The Trinity Alps

· Provided leadership and oversight on Forest-wide FireShed Analysis Process

District Fuels Battalion Chief, Sequoia National Forest, Greenhorn District (1989-1999); Shasta-McCloud Mgmt Unit (1999-2001)

· Developed, organized and managed the fuels program on Greenhorn RD

· Participated on planning/NEPA tasks on interdisciplinary teams, served as Contracting Officer Rep (COR) in large-scale fuels treatment projects, implemented prescribed fire operations and providing program leadership on the largest timber producing district

Fire Engine Operator/Acting Captain, Helitack Crew, Interagency Hotshot Crew, Engine Crew, Sequoia NF, Greenhorn District Democrat Station (1987-1990); Los Padres NF, Arroyo Grande Station (1984-1986);  Deschutes National Forest, Redmond Air Center, Redmond Oregon (1985); Los Padres NF, Pozo Station  (1983-1984)