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.
Berkeley Forests is hiring a Facility Maintenance and Heavy Equipment Operator to work across our network of research forests.
Berkeley Forests Co-Director, Dr. Scott Stephens, joins KQED's Newsroom to discuss how California residents and firefighters are adapting to the hundreds of fires that have burned more than a million acres in California this year.
Berkeley Forests Co-Director Scott Stephens joins KQED's Forum to discuss the impacts of the multiple fires burning around the San Francisco Bay Area.
In a study published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment today, environmental science, policy, and management professor Scott Stephens and co-authors investigate the role which fire and restoration thinning could play in restoring California’s forests.
In accordance with the current guidance from both UC Berkeley and the state of California re: COVID-19, Berkeley Forests offices will be closed, with staff and faculty working remotely until May 3rd.