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Summary Researches wildland fire mitigation and wildland fire use including WUI fire behavior modeling, fire effects research, decision support tools and helping communities with planning for the WUI.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name (Chair)
Membership List
(info only) Filmer, Ann Department of Plant Sciences
  Communications 1) Communications; 2) Floriculture production, postharvest handling of ornamentals
AES Scientist
Allen-Diaz, Barbara
  CE Advisor, Emeritus Rangeland Ecology and Management
Bartolome, James Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Professor Ecology and management of California's rangelands
Gilless, J. Keith Agricultural & Resource Economics & Policy
  Dean Forest economics and management, regional economics, fire protection planning, forestry development
Gong, Peng Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Professor Remote sensing, map analysis, pattern recognition, principles of land information systems
Hartsough, Bruce Biological & Agricultural Engineering
  Professor and Associate Dean (College of Engineering) Harvesting short rotation plantations; handling small trees on steep terrain; mechanics and dynamics of forestry equipment, modeling and systems analysis of forest operations; forest biomass for energy.
McBride, Joe Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Professor Forest ecology; influence of land use on natural patterns of forest succession; riparian woodlands restoration; urban forestry
Minnich, Richard Earth Sciences
  Professor   Geographer Geography, fire ecology
Stephens, Scott Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Professor Wildland fire science, fire ecology, fire behavior, wildfire
CE Advisor
Churches, Kenneth Calaveras County
  Farm Advisor Calaveras County Director 4-HYD Advisor General agriculture, livestock, range, wine grape and olive production
De Lasaux, Michael Plumas Sierra
  Natural Resources Advisor Forestry, Community Fuel Reduction and Watershed Management
Drill, Sabrina Los Angeles County
  Natural Resources Advisor Watershed education, conservation and restoration of aquatic and wildland habitats and anadramous fishes, aquatic and terrestrial invasive species, fire ecology and landscape preparation, land use planning, environmental literacy. Associate Director of California Naturalist.
Kocher, Susie Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Forestry/ Natural Resources Advisor Forestry, fire and water quality, facilitation, public participation
Larsen, Royce San Luis Obispo County
  Area Natural Resource/Watershed Advisor Water Quality and Non-point Source Pollution on Rangelands. Also, other natural resource issues including: Rangeland Improvements, Noxious Invasive Weeds, Wildland Fires, Grassland Restoration and Endangered Species.
Lewis, David Marin County
  Director Watershed Management and Research
Marcum, Daniel Shasta-Lassen Office
  Farm Advisor - Retired Irrigation, plant nutrition, salinity, entomology, sustainable agriculture, agronomy, vegetable crops, engineering, plant pathology, integrated pest management, systems management, economics, weed control, nematology, strawberry nursery production, garlic, wild rice, alfalfa, timothy, sugarbeet, pasture, range, biodiversity, peppermint, viticulture
McDougald, Neil Madera County
  Natural Resources Farm Advisor, Emeritus Range and livestock
Nader, Glenn Sutter-Yuba Counties
  Farm Advisor   Livestock and Natural Resources, Emeritus Livestock, forage crops, range and natural resources
Quarles, Stephen Contra Costa County
  CE Advisor  Emeritus Performance of materials in wood-frame buildings; wildfire; moisture; physical properties of wood
Shelly,, John Center for Forestry (UCB)
  CE Advisor - Forest Products and Biomass Utilization, Emeritus Forest Products, Wood manufacturing methods, biomass utilization,physical properties of wood
Valachovic, Yana Humboldt County Office
  Forest Advisor and Humboldt - Del Norte County Director Forest management and ecology
CE Specialist
McCreary, Douglas
  Natural Resource Specialist Emeritus Oak regeneration, woodland management; and agroforestry
Moritz, Max Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Associate Specialist in Cooperative Extension Fire Ecology and Management; Disturbance Regimes; Spatial Analysis and GIS; Fire Policy
Nakamura, Gary Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Area Forestry Specialist;retired Conifer forest management, silviculture, environmental education for teachers, biomass harvesting, eucalyptus production, power plant ash, bioregional councils, community-based forestry
Scott, Thomas Earth Sciences
  Natural Resources   Wildlife Specialist Conservation of wildlife, wildlife/urban interface. Response of wildlife to human disturbances
Other ANR
Apigian, Kyle ESPM, UCB
  Graduate Student Forest Entomology
Connor, John Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center
  Cooperative Extension Specialist Emeritus
Frost, William ANR Research and Extension Center System
  CE Advisor, Emeritus
Keiffer, Robert Hopland Research & Extension Center
  Center Superintendent
Standiford, Richard ESPM - Ecosystem Sciences
  Cooperative Extension Forest Management Specialist, Emeritus Resource economics; forest management; hardwood rangelands; silviculture
Abbors, Steve EBMUD
  Program Manager Watershed Management
Ambrosia, Vince CSUMB/NASA Ames
  Scientist Remote Sensing
Bach, Amber Diablo Fire Safe Council
  Project Manager Fire Ecology
Biehl, Gary USDA, Forest Service
  Fire Planner Fire Planning
Blonski, Ken EBRPD
  Fire Chief Wildland Fire
Bradley, Mike LLNL, UC
  Senior Scientist Fire Modeling
Dicus, Chris Cal Poly, San Luis
  Professor Fire Management
Evans, Dave NIST
  Scientist Structure Fire Modeling
Fortner, Randy OES
  Hazard Mitigation Specialist Hazard Mitigation
Frago, Melissa Office of the State Fire Marshall
  Program Manager Urban Wildland Interface
Fulioka, Francis USDA Forest Service
  Senior Scientist Fire Modeling
Grimes, Ruth City of Berkeley Fire Dept.
  Planner Fire Planning
Harris, Richard Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Forest stewardship and management, stream restoration, environmental monitoring
Husari, Sue Natl Park Service
  Director Fire Management
Kemper, Frank CDF
  Division Chief Wildland Fire
Kent, Jerry East Bay Regional Parks
  General Manager Park Management
Kidder, Pat USDA Forest Service
  Asst. Director Fire Management
Lyle, Randy CDF
  Battalion Chief Wildland Fire
Mason, Tad
Mathis, Sabrina USDA Forest Service PSW
  Fire Scientist Wildland Fire
Miller, Cheryl Amphion - Hills Emergency Forum
  Principal Fire planning - communities
Moghaddas, Jason UC Berkeley
  Graduate Student fire ecology
Morales, Maria Safe Solutions Group
  Consulting Fire
Morales, Tony Safe Solutions Group
  Consulting Fire
Neher, Lee LLNL,, UC
Orth, David City of Berkeley Fire Dept.
  Asst. Chief Fire
Ransom, Madalene Natl Resource Con. Ser.
  Scientist Watershed Planning
Rehm, Ron NIST
  Scientist Structure Fire Modeling
Rein, Dennis EBRPD
  Fire Chief Fire Management
Rice, Carol Private Consultant
  Consultant Wildland Fire
Sandberg, Dave USDA Forest Service, PNW
  Senior Scientist Fuels & Vegetation
Sapsis, Dave CDF
  Fire Analyst Fire Modeling and Policy
Schell, Rich CDF
  Staff Chief Ca. Fire Plan
Turbeville, Bruce Ca. Fire Safe Bd. Directors
  Chairman Fire Prevention
Walter, Hartmutt Geography, UCLA
  Professor Forestry/Society
Wegener, Steve NASA Ames
  Scientist UAV Remote sensing
Weise, David USDA Forest Service, PSW
  Senior Scientist Wildfire Behavior
Worman, Ken OES
  Program Manager Hazard Mitigation
Ziolkowski, Sally FEMA
  Director, Mitigation Div. Disaster Mitigation
Other UC
Koo, Eunmo Mech Eng. UCB
  Graduate Student Fire Modeling, Spotting
Linn, Rod LANL, UC
  Senior Scientist Fire Modeling
McClure, Rich Lawrence Berkeley Lab
  Program Manager Fire
Molenkamp, Chuck Lawrence Livermore Nat'L Lab
  Scientist Fire modeling
Pagni, Pat Mech Eng. UCB
  Professor Structure Fire Modeling
Quigley, Valerie LBNL, UC
  Program Manager Emergency Management
Radke, John Lands Arch, UCB
  Professor Environmental Planning
Membership Totals
Number of Members76
ANR Members37
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