UC Berkeley researchers Alexis Bernal and Linnea Hardlund are featured in a powerful documentary short from Scientific American about the effects of the Castle Fire on giant sequoia in California.
NBC Bay Area reporter Joe Rosato Jr. joins Berkeley Forests researchers and staff at Blodgett Forest to learn more about the scientific experiments being staged there to gauge the effectiveness of different land management strategies in combating extreme fire behavior.
A post-burn update from Berkeley Forests that details the impacts to Whitaker's Forest from the KNP Complex Fire, which passed through the property in mid-October.
Berkeley Forests Co-Director Scott Stephens joins abc7's "Getting Answers" to discuss the impacts of forest management, drought and a changing climate on wildfire behavior in California.
Dr. Rob York, Research Forest Advisor for Berkeley Forests, joins PBS News Hour to discuss the impacts of fire and a warming, drying climate on giant sequoias.
As the KNP Complex Fires approach Whitaker's Forest, Berkeley Forests Staff and Faculty are working closely with Incident Management and Operations teams, and with the neighboring National Park Service, to implement a controlled burn designed to reduce fuels in the path of the wild fire, favorably altering fire behavior in the burned area.
With the devastating impacts of the 2020 Castle Fire on giant sequoia populations still top of mind, there has been great concern and public interest as the 2021 KNP Complex Fires again burn through many of the best-known groves of large diameter giant sequoia. Berkeley Forests provides a summary of the natural adaptations and vulnerabilities of giant sequoia to fire, and gives information on the human interventions we have implemented to protect these trees from mortality caused by fire damage.