Fire Summit
Fire Summit
Fire Summit
University of California
Fire Summit


Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge
820 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA 96003

Evening of Tuesday, April 16 5:00-9:00 PM

4:00 PM Registration

5:00 Social and Networking

7:00 Keynote Presentations

Moving Toward a Fire Resilient California (video) - Glenda Humiston, Vice President, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

It’s not “if” but “when”: What type of fire would you like? (video) - Carl Skinner, Research Geographer, USDA Forest Service (retired)

8:00 Social and Networking

Wednesday, April 17, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and Dinner with Closing Remarks 5:30-8:00 PM

6:45-8:00 AM Full breakfast served in the foyer of the Sundial Ballroom

8:00 AM Welcome and Introductions by the Summit Co-Chairs (video)
Yana Valachovic, Forest Advisor and Director, Cooperative Extension Humboldt-Del Norte Cos., UC ANR
Lenya Quinn-Davidson, Area Fire Advisor, Cooperative Extension Humboldt Co., UC ANR

8:10 A Vision for the Fire Summit - Nick Goulette, Executive Director, Watershed Research and Training Center

8:30 Fuels, Fire Suppression, and the California Conundrum (video)Eric Knapp, Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service Pacific SW Research Station

8:45 Legacy of Land Use Plans and Development: How Did We Get Here? (video) - Max Moritz, UC ANR Cooperative Extension Specialist located in the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara

9:00 Managing Fuels and Fire at the Landscape Scale (video)Tom Garcia, Fire Management Officer, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, National Park Service, US Dept. of Interior

9:15 Understanding and Responding to Fire Weather (video) - Craig Clements, Associate Professor, Dept. of Meteorology and Climate Science, San Jose State University & Director, Fire Weather Research Laboratory

9:30 Panel Q & A (video)

10:00 Break with refreshments in the foyer

10:30 Resilient homes (video) - Steve Quarles, UC ANR and Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (retired)

10:45 Evacuation planning (video) - Tom Cova, Professor, Dept. of Geography, University of Utah (video presentation)

11:00 Community planning - Chris Dicus, Professor and Coordinator, Wildland Fire and Fuels Management Program, California Polytechnic State University

11:15 Insurance (video) - Janet Ruiz, Director, Strategic Communication, Insurance Information Institute

11:30 Economic development and public/private partnerships (video) - Steve Frisch, President and CEO, Sierra Business Council

11:45 Panel Q & A (video)

12:15 PM    Buffet lunch served in the Sundial Ballroom Foyer

1:15   Inspiration and highlights from fire adapted communities across the country (video)Forest Schafer, Tahoe Conservancy and the Fire Adapted Communities Network

1:45   Breakout Group Guidance

2:00   Breakout Groups (part 1): Exploration of the complexity of California’s wildfire challenge and identify actionable items to help build fire resiliency

3:00   Breakout Groups (part 2): Groups refine and prioritize actionable strategies 

4:00   Reconvene in the Sundial Ballroom

4:15   Discuss Next Steps and Develop Action Plan (video) - Lenya Quinn-Davidson and Nick Goulette

5:00   Reception with no-host bar

5:30   Strolling Dinner

6:15   Closing Remarks
Keith Gilless, Dean Emeritus and Professor, UC Berkeley and Chair, Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (video)
Joy Feuer, ART from the Ashes (video)

Thursday, April 18, 8:00 - 11:30 AM

6:45-8:00 AM     Full breakfast served in the foyer

8:00 AM  UC ANR Fire Meeting: What Role can ANR have in moving toward fire resiliency?

  • Short presentations on what ANR is currently addressing in fire
  • Facilitated discussion of key ideas from the Fire Summit
  • Exploration of fire related research, policy, management and partnership opportunities for ANR

12:00 PM    Lunch is included in registration


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