A decision to cut power – on purpose – to thousands of residents in Riverside County mountain communities for about 33 hours last week is an example of how far Southern California utilities are willing to go to prevent arcing power lines from spar
Across California, fire prevention is divvied up among a variety of agencies, including local governments. Dr. Bill Stewart, a forest economics and policy expert at UC Berkeley, says Cal Fire is in a unique position to take the lead statewide.
The fires awed Bill Stewart, a UC Berkeley forestry professor.
While no amount of preparation will can remove 100% of risk, UC Cooperative Extension has an assortment of materials regarding pre- and post-wildfire information. We will do our best to provide links to where to get the most up-to-date information, and if readers know of better information, we are happy to update it. This list should not be considered exhaustive, but we hope it will be helpful.
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“Sonoma has the most fragmented rural landscape in terms of scattered homes in California” with “lots and lots of two- to five-acre residential parcels in the hills,” said Bill Stewart, co-director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Forestry and Center f
Center co-director Dr. Scott Stephens: "As a society, we have attempted to accommodate some of the natural hazards inherent to the landscapes that we inhabit.
Over 22 fires are currently burning in California. These fires have wreaked havoc on homes and communities. In the information age, we expect everything to be instant, yet finding such information on wildfires can be surprisingly difficult.