The Giant Sequoia Lands Coalition has been formed with an eye toward the future, to better enable land managers to protect the remaining giant sequoias. Coalition members hope to raise awareness and public knowledge about sequoia health and research, ongoing projects, the effects of recent fires, and more
Apply now to join the Berkeley Forests team as manager of UC Berkeley's historic Forestry Camp in Meadow Valley, CA.
Join the Berkeley Forests team! Berkeley Forests is hiring Forest Resource Assistance to work across our network of research forests in California.
Join the Berkeley Forests team as a Student Forest Resource Assistant, working in one of our many research forest locations. These positions are a great opportunity to conduct forestry-related research in areas of forest ecology, fire ecology, ecosystem processes, silviculture, and forest management. Currently open to UC Berkeley Students only.
The Center for Fire Research and Outreach at Berkeley Forests has entered a Memorandum of Understanding with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), formalizing an agreement to partner on research that explores critical forest and fire issues. The research program will leverage both agencies’ unique expertise and perspective, in order to collaborate on defining key research topics, methods, and paths for communicating results.
A 2018 paper published in BioScience, led by researchers at UC-Berkeley, predicted that the massive tree die-off over the last decade in the Sierra Nevada could serve as pockets of fuel for severe, unpredictable wildfires - warning readers that the dead tree material could fuel mass fires in the future. Dr. Brandon Collins, a co-author of the paper and Berkeley Forests Researcher, discusses the impacts of the widespread tree mortality on the still-burning Creek Fire.
Dr. Scott Stephens, Co-Director of Berkeley Forests, joins KQED's Forum to discuss what it would take to rework how California manages wildfires and forests to create landscapes more resilient to wildfire.