How California’s Wildfires Are Changing Henry McCann September 21 2020 This year’s fire season has already set records in number of acres burned, with months left to go. We asked fire scientist Crystal Kolden of UC Merced how California’s “firescape” is changing, and what can be done about it.
Commentary: New Approach Needed to Protect Health of California’s Rivers Ted Grantham, Jeffrey Mount September 14 2020 In the face of the changing climate, biodiversity loss, and continuing conflict over water, California urgently needs to rethink how it manages water for the environment. Restoring seasonal flows to rivers can help.
Video: Making the Most of Water for the Environment Lori Pottinger September 8 2020 Ted Grantham—the first PPIC CalTrout Ecosystem Fellow and a cooperative extension specialist at UC Berkeley—and a panel of experts discuss a new approach to river management that would restore seasonal components of river flow to sustain ecosystem health.
Using Fire for Good on Tribal Land Henry McCann September 1 2020 Indigenous peoples have used fire to maintain the land for millennia. We talked to Margo Robbins, a member of the Yurok tribe and director of the Cultural Fire Management Council, about using fire on their lands.