Center for Fire Research and Outreach at UC Berkeley
Our Mission Statement:
The mission of the UC Berkeley Center for Fire Research and Outreach is to provide a forum for coordination on emerging research and tools regarding wildland fire in California. The center will facilitate working groups devoted to a specific field or topic of research and management that relates to fire. The Center also addresses areas with Mediterranean climates world-wide.
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Given the importance of fire in many ecosystems, along with our dependence on and development into inherently fire-prone landscapes, we need to reach a sustainable coexistence with wildfire. Our goal is to develop and disseminate science-based solutions to wildfire-related challenges.
Drawing on the expertise of faculty and researchers, our primary goals are to:
- Facilitate collaboration on innovative solutions to wildfire challenges;
- Support education and training efforts focused on interdisciplinary approaches to wildfire research and management; and
- Cooperate with stakeholders to fill their need for information and resources before, during, and after wildfires.
The center is co-directed by Bill Stewart, forestry extension specialist, and Scott Stephens, professor of fire sciences. For any additional information or inquiries, please contact Jaime Adler, policy analyst.