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How Water Agencies Could Catalyze Headwater Forest Management August 2 2021 Forest managers, community and environmental stakeholders, and policymakers alike have called for an increase in the pace and scale of proactive forest management to prevent extreme wildfires. Could water agencies lead the effort?
How Wood Products Could Lower the Cost of Forest Management July 12 2021 California’s forests need thinning to reduce wildfire risk and protect precious water supplies, but who will pay for the work? Selling wood products could stretch the state’s budget—and provide valuable employment opportunities.
Building Capacity for Long-term Forest Stewardship July 6 2021 California urgently needs to improve the health of its headwater forests—both to prevent future catastrophic wildfires and to protect its water supply. Local partnerships can be part of the solution.
Will Drought Fan the Flames this Fire Season? June 1 2021 Will the drought worsen this year’s fire season? We talked to Scott Stephens―a fire ecologist at UC Berkeley―about the risks, and what can be done.
Video: Preparing for the Next Wildfire Season May 27 2021 Insurance commissioner Ricardo Lara and an expert panel discuss how California can best prepare for wildfires and address the threat they pose to communities across the state.