University of California
ANR Statewide Conference 2018

2A. Science Session

Fire Management and Policy

Fire - You don’t want to live with it, but yet you can’t live without it. How have California’s fire management policies affected the health and resilience of our ecosystems and human communities? Join this panel discussion to hear the latest updates on 2017’s record-breaking fire season, California wildfire management options, and for a discussion on learning to live with wildfire.  

Moderator: Yana Valachovic, Forest Advisor, Humboldt-Del Norte CE

3:30 PM Welcome and Goals - Yana Valachovic, Forest Advisor, Humboldt and Del Norte CE and moderator

3:35 Fire Management Options: How to Get Ahead of the Fuels Backlog - Scott Stephens, UC Berkeley Fire Science Professor (remote presentation)

3:55 Firing up ANR’s Strategic Initiatives - Jeff Stackhouse, Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, Humboldt and Del Norte CE

4:15 Burning From the Bottom Up: How UCANR is Bringing Fire Back to the People – Lenya Quinn-Davidson, Area Fire Advisor, Siskiyou, Trinity, Humboldt and Mendocino CE

4:35 Managing Expectations in the Face of Disasters - Tom Scott, Natural Resources Wildlife Specialist, UC Riverside

4:55 Wrap Up

5:00 End

 Planning Committee: Yana Valachovic, Maggie Reiter, Maggi Kelly

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