The University of California Cooperative Extension includes a wide variety of programs aimed at understanding California wildfire and how losses from wildfire can be minimized. Following is information for the media on these UC resources.
- Burned forestland needs erosion protection (Nov. 2015)
- Five-foot zone free of plants can help rural homes' fire survival
- King Fire provides learning opportunities
- Becoming a fire-adapted community
- UCCE helps span the boundary between fire science and fire management in California
- Homeowners can help keep the blaze at bay even as wildfire rages
California Agriculture journal special issue, Woody Biomass: Energy, ecosystems, economics (July-Sept. 2015)
- The wood in the forest: Why California needs to reexamine the role of biomass in climate policy
- Effects of fuel treatments on California nixed-conifer forests
- Thinning treatments had minimal effect on soil compaction in mixed-conifer plantations
- Modeling fuel treatment impacts on fire suppression cost savings: A review
- Recovering from wildfire: A guide for California's forest landowners (July 2017)
A 15-page report to guide property owners on recovery.
Don't get burned twice
A brochure that provides information to avoid being "burned" in the aftermath of a fire storm by home repair fraud, charity fraud, phony "officials," advance fee loans, telemarketers, insurance adjusters and housing refunds.
Invasive Plants and Wildfires in Southern California
A brochure that describes the role of non-native plants in wildfire occurance and recovery.
- Home Landscaping for Fire (pdf)
Incorporating fire safe concepts into the residential landscape is one of the most important ways to help your home survive a wildfire. This four-page publication provides details and charts.
Wildfire Preparedness and Recovery in San Diego County
A 65-page summary and analysis of fire research.
Quantification of pollutants emitted from very large wildland fires in Southern California, U.S.A.
A 10-page academic journal article
Development and analysis of 12-year daily 1-km forest fire dataset across North America
An 11-page academic journal article
UC web sites
- eXtension Wildfire Information Network
The eXtension Wildfire Information Network is a national collaboration of fire experts who are assembling, summarizing, developing and delivering educational materials related to wildfire.
2015 Butte Fire Recovery Information
These resources from UC Cooperative Extension in the Central Sierra are designed to help families recover from a wildfire. They include tips for safely returning to a home after a wildfire.
- A virtual tour of the UC wildland-urban interface demonstration building
Taking this virtual tour will allow potential builders to consider the trade-offs they face when designing a building to resist wildfire flames, radiant heat, and embers. The tour offers suggestions for selecting materials that are durable, cost effective and look nice.
- Center for Fire Research and Outreach
The center develops and disseminates science-based solutions to wildfire-related challenges.