WASHINGTON - Forestry experts have a dire warning for California: the conditions are ripe for more catastrophic fire seasons like the one last fall.
“If our society doesn’t like the outcomes from recent fires and extensive drought-induced tree mortality in Sierra forests, then we collectively need to move beyond the status quo,” said study co-author Scott Stephens, professor of fire science at
"Los Angeles is in its second week of trying to contain the Thomas fire that has spread through two counties. Millions of acres have burned across the U.S.
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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