- Author: Devii R. Rao
In order to understand the influence of grazing on PM and GHG emissions from wildfire we will use these estimates and model results in a state-wide context by
- Calculating the total grassland/rangeland area burned annually in the State over the past five to ten years.
- Comparing that to grazed rangeland acreage and the total amount of forage/fuel removed by cattle in California which we calculated in the previous study, and inferring how this could affect PM and GHG.
- Examining the recent large SCU lightening complex fire, as a case study. The SCU fire was entirely in rangeland, much of which was grazed.
We will focus on private lands and non-federal public lands. However, we will also identify US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lease locations and acreages in order to compare PM and GHG differences on private and non-federal public lands versus federal lands.
Preliminary results are expected to be presented at a workshop or conference by the end of August 2021.