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How California’s Wildfires Are Changing

By Henry McCann

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.

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Using Fire for Good on Tribal Land

By Henry McCann

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.

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A Look Back at the Year in Water Policy

By Ellen Hanak

California’s year of extremes demonstrated the impact of our variable climate on water management. The PPIC Water Policy Center responded.


Improving the Health of California’s Headwater Forests

California’s headwater forests are at risk. Years of fire suppression, emphasis on short-term management priorities, weather extremes, and climate change have set the stage for a steep decline in forest resilience. The result is lost timber production, wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities, and threats to our water supply. A panel of experts will explore management and regulatory reforms that can revitalize these forests and prepare them for a changing climate.

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