Berkeley Forests operates five research forests throughout the state to develop and test appropriate management strategies for forested watersheds that will flourish under different climate change scenarios. Berkeley Forests is home to the oldest permanent forest plots (1915) and longest running forestry summer camp (1917) in the Western United States.
Given the importance of fire in many ecosystems, along with our dependence on and development into inherently fire-prone landscapes, we need to reach a sustainable coexistence with wildfire. Our goal is to develop and disseminate science-based solutions to wildfire-related challenges.
Transforming Prescribed Fire Practices for California research proposal selected for a UC Laboratory Fees Research Program Award
Berkeley Forests is excited to be a collaborator on the recently awarded , UC Irvine-led, "Transforming Prescribed Fire Practices for California" research program. The proposed research will utilize Berkeley Forests' extensive network of research forests as collaboration sites for the project.