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Can rakes save forests? Yes, as long as you have a drip torch in the other hand.
Posted 12/11/2018 - Resposted from the UCANR Green Blog   The humble rake has been in the spotlight in recent weeks, and its role as a forest management tool ridiculed and scorned. However, most fire professionals believe rakes are a necessary part of...

Wildfire risk should be considered when planning new developments
Posted 12/5/2018 - San Diego County officials want to approve construction of about 10,000 homes in areas largely labeled by CAL FIRE as posing a "very-high" fire hazard, reported Joshua Emerson Smith in the San Diego Union Tribune. County supervisors said the...

Catastrophic wildfires and climate change lead to growing acceptance of ‘pyrosilviculture’
Posted 11/15/2018 - Reposted from the UCANR Green Blog For millennia, fires periodically burned through California forests, thinning trees, reducing shrubbery and clearing out downed branches and debris. Without periodic fire, the forests became more dense, with spaces...

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