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About us

The overall goal of the Fire Safe Council is to protect human life and the natural environment while reducing costs and losses from wildland fire on private and public land. Other goals include the identification and implementation of fuels reduction projects, the dissemination of information and educational material and the setting up of educational meetings and workshops with service organizations, home owners and others interested in the council’s message of “Defensible Space.” Its long-term goal is to promote the thoughtful reintroduction of fire to mimic natural fire cycles, promote environmental health and reduce wildfire hazard.

For more information regarding the Highway 168 Fire Safe Council, please see the 2018 Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

About: About Us

Board of Directors


Ryan Stewart


Ryan has a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Humboldt State University and is a Registered Professional Forester and Air Force veteran. He works in Shaver Lake as the Forestry Supervisor for Southern California Edison and lives in Auberry with his wife and two daughters.

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Sean Osterberg

Vice President

Sean is a proud graduate of CSU Fresno’s Craig School of Business and has a master’s degree in administration. He is a project manager with Vermilion Resource Management, Inc.  Sean lives in Auberry with his wife Amelia and their two daughters Rylee and Reese.

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Sharlynn Childers


Sharlynn is a graduate of the Craig School of Business at CSU Fresno and resident of Prather. She is the co/founder and CEO of San Joaquin Forest Products and spends her free time trail running in the Sierra National Forest.

About: Meet the Team

Committee Members

Pat Gallegos - Grant Administration and Board Member

Warren Colbert - Board Member

Gus Gustafson - Board Member

About: Who We Are
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