Center for Fire Research and Outreach
Center for Fire Research and Outreach
Center for Fire Research and Outreach
University of California
Center for Fire Research and Outreach

Center for Fire Research and Outreach at UC Berkeley

Our Mission

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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. Learn More

CFRO News

7/19  - AP Exclusive: Wildfire Citations Applied Unevenly

7/19 - AP Exclusive: Wildfire Citations Applied Unevenly

"Property owners in southern and central California were cited 5,076 times during the past three fiscal years for not doing enough to clear their properties and protect their homes from wildfires. During the same period, just eight such citations were issued in all of Northern California, and all of those came in a single year in Tehama and Glenn counties."

-CBS Sacramento 

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7/3 - 6 Tips for a Fire-Safe 4th of July

7/3 - 6 Tips for a Fire-Safe 4th of July

Conditions are perfect for celebrating this Fourth of July: It's sunny, warm, dry, and a great way to start a three-day weekend. But did you know these conditions are also ideal for wildfire? 

Did you also know that 90% of wildfires in the US are started by humans

Here are six tips you can use to help keep fire-safe this season

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6/24 - Notes from the Field: Wildfire, Wildlife, and Collaboration in Australia

6/24 - Notes from the Field: Wildfire, Wildlife, and Collaboration in Australia

One of the more exciting things I have opportunity to do as a wildland fire scientist is traveling and learning about fire in other countries, cultures, and ecosystems. This summer I find myself in Australia, home to one of the five Mediterranean-type ecosystems in the world.

- Scott Stephens, Co-Director, UC Berkeley Center for Fire Research & Outreach as part of his Fulbright Fellowship in Perth, AU

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