UC Berkeley Forestry alum Thom Porter spoke as part of the 2019 William Main Seminar Series.
Berkeley Forests is hiring a temporary (May-December 2019) full-time fire and fuels intern. This paid position will provide broad support towards acheiving the mission of facilitating research, deomonstration, and education at our network of forest research stations throughout California. The Fire and Fuels Intern Forester will work closely with professional forestry staff on a variety of projects and supervise field crews of 1 to 5 individuals.
Berkeley Forests is seeking 2-4 Forest Resource Assistants to work at our network of forest research stations throughout California. These positions will provide a wide variety of work experience conducting both research and management activities, including experience towards becoming a California Registered Professional Forester.
After this year’s devastating Camp and Woolsey fires, which came on the heels of the landslides in Montecito and Santa Barbara, just months after the Thomas, Tubbs and Atlas fires, it seems a ripe time to ask whether the precarious balance we’ve held onto for so long has finally been lost.
NBC News examines the state of forest management in California, taking a deeper look at the complex web of policies and ownership that has contributed to the cataclysmic forest fires of late.
California's devastating fires are prompting calls for more aggressive forest management. One way to do that is through prescribed burns, meaning fires set on purpose. But there are challenges to doing more of them, as Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero reports.
Scientists say as temperatures continue to warm, drying out brush, grasses and trees into explosively flammable fuel by late summer and autumn, catastrophic fires and the unhealthy smoke they spew hundreds of miles away will almost certainly become more frequent in California and across the West in the coming years.