In 2014, the Center for Forestry nearly lost one of our research forests to the King Fire. During this time, we learned a few things about how fire information is disseminated. We hope some of this will prove useful to those tracking these fires.
Center for Forestry at UC Berkeley
About the Center
The Center for Forestry is located in the College of Natural Resources on the University of California, Berkeley Campus. It also serves as part of the system-wide Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
The center is co-directed by Bill Stewart, forestry extension specialist, and Scott Stephens, professor of fire sciences. For additional information or inquiries, please contact Carlin Starrs, policy analyst.
“Actions to arrest the decline in forest health will take place far from urban centers,” said Van Butsic, a coauthor of the report and a forestry expert with UC Berkeley’s cooperative extension. “But all Californians will benefit through continued supplies of high-quality water, natural environments, forest products, and recreational landscapes.”
"Right now, forests absorb global-warming pollution. But that's changing as temperatures rise." Featuring Center researcher Dr. Brandon Collins
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Burning Question: Can California Prevent the Next Wildfire?
Posted 11/6/2017 - Reposted from California Magazine Santa Rosa and Sonoma County officials are now in the post mortem phase of the North Bay fire storms, asking what could've been done to avoid the tragedy and what can be done in the future to prevent similar...