As the population of California continues to increase, the threat of wildfires also increases. This is because most wildfires are started by humans. It is also generally accepted that the treat of catastrophic fires is higher today than it has ever been. The primary reason for this is that after a 100 years of very successful fire suppression, the amount of fuels in the landscape is much higher than it was when periodic, low intensity fires regularly burned. In the past decade, some of California's largest fires on record have occurred, including some in oak woodlands. As a result, the University has produced a number of publications on fire including a white paper titled Fires in California’s Oak Woodlands. Links to this and other fire-related publications and websites are listed to the right and below.
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All webinar segments were taped for the Oak Webinar Series hosted by UCCE Forest Specialists and Advisors in collaboration with University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division.