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

5/08 - Fighting wildfires from the air -- Is it cost-effective? - KCRA 3

Aerial attack for the Rim Fire cost $11 million - Center co-director Bill Stewart asks: 'What's the cost-effectiveness of these drops?'

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11/10 - Living with Wildfire - The New Yorker

11/10 - Living with Wildfire - The New Yorker

"As much of the American West gets warmer and drier, wildfire season is getting longer, busier, and more frightening. But fire, unlike other natural hazards, is still widely considered an enemy to be defeated, rather than a fact of life that must be accepted. As Max Moritz, a fire ecologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and the lead author of a review paper published today in Nature, puts it, “To reduce flood damage, we make floodplain maps. To reduce earthquake damage, we form earthquake commissions. When it comes to fire, we hand everything over to the firefighters.”

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9/15 - Lessons for saving our forests - UC Berkeley News Center

9/15 - Lessons for saving our forests - UC Berkeley News Center

via UC Berkeley News Center

"In late July, UC Berkeley fire ecologist Scott Stephens was working in Stanislaus National Forest, gathering data on how a century had altered its character. What he saw were the signs of a clear and present danger."

Scott Stephens is co-director of the Center for Fire Research and Outreach.

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