Wildfire Resources in Calaveras County

 CalFire Units and Fire Management Plans

   
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Living with Wildfire in Northwestern California
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This publication is full of wildfire safety information.This information can be helpful in preparing you and your family to survive wildfire.

 

50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

Every 23 seconds a fire erupts in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association, and, in 2011 alone, there were over 1.3 million fires that required fire department intervention. Not only are firefighters brave, they are also very busy!

Firefighters often begin their careers by volunteering at local firehouses, joining the junior firefighter league or undergoing training through municipal fire companies. They might also choose to pursue a program in fire science, a path that could end with an associate or bachelor’s degree. The following resources are meant to help aspiring firefighters understand what the job requires, plan for the education and training they will undergo and keep abreast of the field with the latest research, publications and blogs from firefighters who are in the line of duty every day.

50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

 

California Forest Practice Rules
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The purpose of the Forest Practice Rules is to implement the provisions of the Z'berg-Nejedly Forest Practice Act of 1973 in a manner consistent with other laws, including but not limited to, the Timberland Productivity Act of 1982, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) of 1970, the Porter Cologne Water Quality Act, and the California Endangered Species Act.

 

Shasta County Fire Department 2014 Master Plan
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The foundation of the Shasta County Fire Department's Master Plan is based on strategic goals designed to meet the challenges associated with providing an emergency response delivery system that evolves to meet changes in its demographics, society, economy, and climate.

 

Unit Strategic Fire Plan 2012 - Lassen-Modoc-Plumas
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The Unit's Fire Management Plan is intended to provide information to CAL FIRE personnel, various County Boards of Supervisors, Fire Safe Councils and other stakeholders focused on identifying specific problem areas and solving the mutually agreed upon fire issues.

 

Show CalFire Units and Fire Management Plans Organizations & Professionals (5)
There are 5 resources serving Calaveras County in the following categories:
map itMap of CalFire Units and Fire Management Plans Organizations & Professionals serving Calaveras County
CalFire Units / Fire Plans
CalFire Resource Management
- Sacramento, CA
Fire Prevention Grants Program
Natalie Burke - Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
Fire Resilient- Latitudes and Attitudes
CA
Forest Health Grants - California Climate Investments
Kristen Merrill - Forest Health Program Coordinator - Sacramento, CA
Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit
Josh White - Unit Chief - San Andreas, CA

 Fire Management

   
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Living with Wildfire in Northwestern California
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This publication is full of wildfire safety information.This information can be helpful in preparing you and your family to survive wildfire.

 

Recovering from Wildfire: A Guide for California’s Forest Landowners
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As a forest landowner, you will eventually face the inevitable: wildfire. No matter how many acres have burned on your property, you are left wondering, “What should I do now?” After the fire is out, it is time to assess the impact of the fire and make some decisions.

 

Your Home Can Survive a Wildfire
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Dr. Jack Cohen, Fire Science Researcher with the USDA Forest Service, explains current research about how homes ignite during wildfires, and the actions that homeowners can take to help their home survive the impacts of flames and embers.

 

Fire Effects Information System

The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States. FEIS reviews are based on thorough literature searches, often supplemented with insights from field scientists and managers. FEIS provides reviews that are efficient to use, thoroughly documented, and defensible. Approximately 15 to 30 new or revised reviews are published in FEIS each year. There are 3 types of FEIS reviews:

  1. Species Reviews 
  2. Fire Studies 
  3. Fire Regime Syntheses 

 

50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

Every 23 seconds a fire erupts in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association, and, in 2011 alone, there were over 1.3 million fires that required fire department intervention. Not only are firefighters brave, they are also very busy!

Firefighters often begin their careers by volunteering at local firehouses, joining the junior firefighter league or undergoing training through municipal fire companies. They might also choose to pursue a program in fire science, a path that could end with an associate or bachelor’s degree. The following resources are meant to help aspiring firefighters understand what the job requires, plan for the education and training they will undergo and keep abreast of the field with the latest research, publications and blogs from firefighters who are in the line of duty every day.

50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

 

Fire Safety Guide Book

Approximately 140 students complete fire science programs every year in Arkansas at one of the state’s three accredited fire science schools. A significant number of these fire science graduates come out of the Arkansas Fire Training Academy at Southern Arkansas University Tech. Although the number of graduating fire science students is relatively low, their job prospects are wide-ranging. In addition to firefighting and fire service administration, potential career opportunities also include inspecting structures for fire safety or analyzing and investigating the causes of fires.

Fire science education in Arkansas is limited to certificates and associate degrees. Programs range in focus from fire and emergency response to fire science technology to fire services management. Degree programs explore the knowledge and skills that aspiring fire professionals need to enter the workforce, while also offering preparation for specialized career choices.

Fire Science Degree Programs

 

 

 

LANDFIRE Program

LANDFIRE - multi-partner wildland fire, ecosystem, and wildland fuel mapping projectLANDFIRE is a program that provides over 20 national geo-spatial layers (e.g. vegetation, fuel, disturbance, etc.), databases, and ecological models that are available to the public for the US and insular areas.

You can view and download products which are updated every two years to reflect change on the landscape over time. These data provide information for regional and national landscape strategic planning for fire and natural resource management activities.

 

Keep tabs on wildfire activity via this U.S. Geological Survey website, GeoMAC.

Point and Click to Track Wildfire Activity in the United States.  Wildfires continue to burn across much of the western United States, and 39,000 fires have scorched 5,899,245 acres this year as of August 7, 2017 according to the National Interagency Fire Center

 

Is Your Property Safe From Wildfire?
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Fire is an important natural process of forests and rangelands. But while fire plays an important role in the ecology of these areas, it can be devastating if homes, valuable timber, and range areas are destroyed.

 

After the Fires - Hydrophobic Soils
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Hydrophobic soils repel water. A thin layer of soil at or below the mineral soil surface can become hydrophobic after intense heating. The hydrophobic layer is the result of a waxy substance that is derived from plant material burned during a hot fire.

 

Get Read for Fire Season
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Homeowners' Checklist
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How to make your home fire safe.

 

California Fire Safe Council Brochure
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Our Mission: Mobilizing Californians to protect their homes, communities and environment from wildfires.

 

Lack of prescribed burns fuels rise of megafires, ASU fire historian says
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Wildfire is a striking story, often filled with the drama of danger. But there's a narrative missing from many of the reports: We need more controlled fires to prevent these runaway infernos, said fire historian and Arizona State University Regents’ Professor Stephen Pyne.

 

A review of fire effects on vegetation and soils in the Great Basin Region - response and ecological site characteristics
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Abstract This review synthesizes the state of knowledge on fire effects on vegetation and soils in semi-arid ecosystems in the Great  Basin Region, including the central and northern Great Basin and Range, Columbia River Basin, and the Snake River Plain.

 

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy - Phase III Western Regional Science-Based Risk Analysis Report (Western Regional Risk Report)
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The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Cohesive Strategy) is a bold, new national approach to the increasingly complex reality of wildland fire and land management, and fire response.

 

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy - Phase III Western Regional Action Plan
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The Western Regional Action Plan is part of the culmination of a three-year effort put into motion by the Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement Act of 2009 (FLAME Act).

 

Wildfire and Vegetation Response to Climate Change
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Rachel Loehman of the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station presents this video short course on how climate, fire and vegetation are closely linked in western ecosystems and discusses how climate change might affect vegetation by changing wildfire disturbance patterns.

 

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems
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Effects of Fire on Soil and Water

 

Reframing HRO A Focus on Behavior
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BLM Fire Preparedness Program Summary for 2014
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As fire seasons have tended to become longer and fire behavior more severe, questions inevitably arise among the public and media. “Is ...

 

Show Fire Management Organizations & Professionals (57)
There are 57 resources serving Calaveras County in the following categories:
map itMap of Fire Management Organizations & Professionals serving Calaveras County
Fire Services / Prescribed Burning
California Forestry Association
David A. Bischel - President - Sacramento, CA
Christopher Hipkin
Statewide Forestry Services - Forester/Botanist/Pest Control Advisor - Fort Bragg, CA
Forester's Co-Op
- Grass Valley, CA
Inbound, LLC
Dillon Sanders - Managing Director, Founder - Portland, OR
Northern California Prescribed Fire Council
Lenya Quinn-Davidson - Director - Ukiah, CA
Foresters
William Keye
The ForestKeeperCA
Anne Heissenbuttel
Heissenbuttel Natural Resource Consulting - Pine Grove, CA
Bonnie J. Burchill, ACF
Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc. - Forestry Operations Mgr. - Santa Rosa, CA
Brian Rueger
Integrated Forest Management LLC - Springville, CA
CA Forest Stewardship Helpline
Jeff Calvert - Forestry Assistance, California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Forestry Association
David A. Bischel - President - Sacramento, CA
Charll K. Stoneman, ACF
Stoneman Forestry Services - Eureka, CA
Christopher Hipkin
Statewide Forestry Services - Forester/Botanist/Pest Control Advisor - Fort Bragg, CA
Council of Western State Foresters
Sara Goodwin - Communications Director - Denver, CO
Forest Landowners of California
- Folsom, CA
Forester's Co-Op
- Grass Valley, CA
George D. Gentry
Board of Forestry and Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
Glenn Zane
Continental Resource Solutions, Inc - Redding, CA
James D. Chapin, ACF
Shasta Land Management Consultants - Partner - Redding, CA
James L. Able
James L. Able Forestry Consultants Inc. - Eureka, CA
James L. Able Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Eureka, CA
Jeff Calvert
Calif. Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) - Stewardship Forester - Sacramento, CA
John W. Williams, ACF
Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc. - President - Santa Rosa, CA
Keith Crummer
Professional Forestry Services LLC - Chester, CA
Lansing Thornton
Silviscript - Redding, CA
Leon J. Manich
California Reforestation, Inc. - President - Sonora, CA
Mark Rasmussen
Mason Bruce & Girard Inc. - Forester Planner & Economist - Portland, OR
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Robert Galliano - Forester - Auburn, CA
Matt Greene
Matt Greene Forestry & Biological Consulting - Forester and Wildlife Biologist - Cazadero, CA
McKenzie River Associates LLC
James A. Mehrwein - President - Eugene, OR
Michael A. Atkins
- McKinleyville, CA
Michael Goodner
Cascade Resource Consultants - Burney, CA
Mitchell C. Haydon, ACF
Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc. - Staff Forester - Santa Rosa, CA
Nicholas Kent, ACF
Kent and Associates - Forestville, CA
Ralph S. Osterling, ACF
Ralph Osterling Consultants Inc. - President - Moraga, CA
Randall C. Jacobszoon, ACF
Jacobszoon and Associates - Redwood Valley, CA
Roger Sternberg
Roger Sternberg Forestry and Land Conservation Consulting Services - Mendocino, CA
Ronald D. Hunt
Hunt Surveying & Forestry, Inc. - President - Eureka, CA
Ronald E. Stuntzner, ACF
Stuntzner Engineering & Forestry, LLC - Owner - Coos Bay, OR
Stuntzner Engineering and Forestry
Ron and Joyce Stuntzner - Coos Bay, OR
The California Arborists Association
Denise Hodge - Administrator - Napa, CA
Thomas Gaman
East-West Forestry Associates, Inc. - President - Inverness, CA
Tierra Resource Management
Steve Kohlmann, Ph.D., CWB - Principal - Fairfield, CA
Timothy English
Black Fox Timber Management Group - McCloud, CA
Warren R. Weathers, ACF
W.R. Weathers and Associates - Lowell, OR
William E. Kleiner
Western Timber Services, Inc. - President - Arcata, CA
William S. Dann, ACF
Natural Resources Management Corporation - President - Eureka, CA
Zsolt Katay
- CAL FIRE Forester - San Andreas, CA
Woodlot and Timber Services
Associated Oregon Loggers
Jim Geisinger - Executive Vice President - Salem, OR
Ecotrust Forest Management
Amrita Kumar - Director - Portland, OR
Forest Resources Association Inc. - Western Region
Vickie Hoffart - FRA Region Manager - Kennewick, WA
Forest2Market
- Eugene, OR
Forester's Co-Op
- Grass Valley, CA
James L. Able Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Eureka, CA
Steve Bickford
Master Arborist - Sonora , CA
Stuntzner Engineering and Forestry
Ron and Joyce Stuntzner - Coos Bay, OR
William S. Dann, ACF
Natural Resources Management Corporation - President - Eureka, CA

 Firewise Communities

   
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Your Home Can Survive a Wildfire
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Dr. Jack Cohen, Fire Science Researcher with the USDA Forest Service, explains current research about how homes ignite during wildfires, and the actions that homeowners can take to help their home survive the impacts of flames and embers.

 

Fire Effects Information System

The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States. FEIS reviews are based on thorough literature searches, often supplemented with insights from field scientists and managers. FEIS provides reviews that are efficient to use, thoroughly documented, and defensible. Approximately 15 to 30 new or revised reviews are published in FEIS each year. There are 3 types of FEIS reviews:

  1. Species Reviews 
  2. Fire Studies 
  3. Fire Regime Syntheses 

 

50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

Every 23 seconds a fire erupts in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association, and, in 2011 alone, there were over 1.3 million fires that required fire department intervention. Not only are firefighters brave, they are also very busy!

Firefighters often begin their careers by volunteering at local firehouses, joining the junior firefighter league or undergoing training through municipal fire companies. They might also choose to pursue a program in fire science, a path that could end with an associate or bachelor’s degree. The following resources are meant to help aspiring firefighters understand what the job requires, plan for the education and training they will undergo and keep abreast of the field with the latest research, publications and blogs from firefighters who are in the line of duty every day.

50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources

 

Fire Safety Guide Book

Approximately 140 students complete fire science programs every year in Arkansas at one of the state’s three accredited fire science schools. A significant number of these fire science graduates come out of the Arkansas Fire Training Academy at Southern Arkansas University Tech. Although the number of graduating fire science students is relatively low, their job prospects are wide-ranging. In addition to firefighting and fire service administration, potential career opportunities also include inspecting structures for fire safety or analyzing and investigating the causes of fires.

Fire science education in Arkansas is limited to certificates and associate degrees. Programs range in focus from fire and emergency response to fire science technology to fire services management. Degree programs explore the knowledge and skills that aspiring fire professionals need to enter the workforce, while also offering preparation for specialized career choices.

Fire Science Degree Programs

 

 

 

LANDFIRE Program

LANDFIRE - multi-partner wildland fire, ecosystem, and wildland fuel mapping projectLANDFIRE is a program that provides over 20 national geo-spatial layers (e.g. vegetation, fuel, disturbance, etc.), databases, and ecological models that are available to the public for the US and insular areas.

You can view and download products which are updated every two years to reflect change on the landscape over time. These data provide information for regional and national landscape strategic planning for fire and natural resource management activities.

 

Keep tabs on wildfire activity via this U.S. Geological Survey website, GeoMAC.

Point and Click to Track Wildfire Activity in the United States.  Wildfires continue to burn across much of the western United States, and 39,000 fires have scorched 5,899,245 acres this year as of August 7, 2017 according to the National Interagency Fire Center

 

Fire Adapted Communities Reference Guide
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This guide is designed to help leaders, planners, emergency professionals, and citizens learn the best approaches and programs to help their community become more fire adapted.

 

Firewise Recognition Program - Community Assessment Template
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This text is prepared for the use of individuals conducting community assessments as a part of the Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program.

 

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy - Phase III Western Regional Action Plan
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The Western Regional Action Plan is part of the culmination of a three-year effort put into motion by the Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement Act of 2009 (FLAME Act).

 

Firewise Volunteer Tools
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To qualify as a recognized Firewise Communities/USA site, NFPA's Firewise Communities programs asks you to document your investment in these Firewise efforts by tracking any expenses, grants received, and especially time spent by volunteers in making your community safer from wildfire.

 

Firewise Activities Matching Funds Recording Sheet
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Learn what qualifies for matching funds for Firewise grants.

 

Firewise Volunteer/In-kind Tracking Sheet
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Firewise Volunteer Time Sheet
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A User Guide to the Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program
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This guide is provided as a general reference and resource for those interested or planning to become a recognized Firewise community.

 

Firewise Application 2015
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Upon completion of the recognition criteria outline in this application, please submit this for to your Firewise State Liaison for review and approval.

 

Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet
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About Your Firewise Investment
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Investing in local Firewise actions proves that your community takes wildfire safety seriously.

 

BLM Fire Preparedness Program Summary for 2014
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As fire seasons have tended to become longer and fire behavior more severe, questions inevitably arise among the public and media. “Is ...

 

Show Firewise Communities Organizations & Professionals (8)
There are 8 resources serving Calaveras County in the following categories:
map itMap of Firewise Communities Organizations & Professionals serving Calaveras County
Fire Safe Councils
Calaveras Foothills Fire Safe Council
Bill Fullerton - Council Coordinator - Murphys, CA
California Fire Safe Council, Inc
Amber Gardner - Clearinghouse Manager - Glendora, CA
Sierra Highway 4 Fire Safe Council
Grace Huelsmann - Director - Murphys, CA
Fire Services / Prescribed Burning
California Forestry Association
David A. Bischel - President - Sacramento, CA
Christopher Hipkin
Statewide Forestry Services - Forester/Botanist/Pest Control Advisor - Fort Bragg, CA
Forester's Co-Op
- Grass Valley, CA
Inbound, LLC
Dillon Sanders - Managing Director, Founder - Portland, OR
Northern California Prescribed Fire Council
Lenya Quinn-Davidson - Director - Ukiah, CA
 

 Google News about Wildfire Resources

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CalFire Units and Fire Management Plans News Items
Prescribed Burn Planned on Save the Redwoods League Property - The Pine Tree
6/26/2019 12:20:00 PM
Prescribed Burn Planned on Save the Redwoods League Property    The Pine Tree Arnold, CA…Save the Redwoods League in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and California State Parks ...

California Wildfires - The Beacon
6/25/2019 12:37:34 PM
California Wildfires    The Beacon California's horrific wildfires of 2017 and 2018 caught most people off-guard, but they did not surprise astute observers of state wildfire policy and management.

California Hopes Emergency Projects Protect Against Wildfires - Government Technology
6/25/2019 12:36:04 PM
California Hopes Emergency Projects Protect Against Wildfires    Government Technology (TNS) — After battling the most destructive wildfires in California's history over the past two years, Cal Fire is rolling out emergency fuel reduction projects to help ...

Emergency projects aim to protect California’s most vulnerable areas from catastrophic wildfires - Sacramento Bee
6/24/2019 6:13:00 PM
Emergency projects aim to protect California’s most vulnerable areas from catastrophic wildfires    Sacramento Bee Cal Fire is rolling out 35 emergency fuel reduction projects to help protect California's most vulnerable communities. One in the Sacramento area is the North ...

Will the Proposed $21B Wildfire Fund Aid California Utilities? - Yahoo Finance
6/24/2019 10:24:00 AM
Will the Proposed $21B Wildfire Fund Aid California Utilities?    Yahoo Finance California governor Gavin Newsom recently proposed to create a fund worth $21 billion that will help the state's utilities settle claims arising from damages ...

California's $213 Billion Budget Focuses On Health, Homeless - KPBS
6/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
California's $213 Billion Budget Focuses On Health, Homeless    KPBS California lawmakers are scheduled to vote on a $214.8 billion operating budget on Thursday, sending the plan to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk with a focus on ...

California’s $214 billion budget focuses on health, homeless, wildfires - Chico Enterprise-Record
6/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
California’s $214 billion budget focuses on health, homeless, wildfires    Chico Enterprise-Record By ADAM BEAM. SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers are scheduled to vote Thursday on a $214.8 billion operating budget, sending the plan to Gov.

2,220-acre Northern California Sand Fire now at 20% containment; heat wave forecast through the week - The Mercury News
6/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
2,220-acre Northern California Sand Fire now at 20% containment; heat wave forecast through the week    The Mercury News Firefighters continued their fight throughout the night on the 2,220-acre Sand Fire in Yolo County even as a heat wave was being predicted for the remainder of ...

Who's Checking Your Neighborhood for Flammable Brush? Maybe No One - KQED
6/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Who's Checking Your Neighborhood for Flammable Brush? Maybe No One    KQED A KQED investigation found homes and buildings in rural parts of Northern California, in some of the state's most fire-prone areas, are rarely inspected fo.

California's largest utility warns tens of thousands of people could see power shut off due to extreme fire risk - CNBC
6/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
California's largest utility warns tens of thousands of people could see power shut off due to extreme fire risk    CNBC Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California's largest electric utility, warned Friday afternoon it might cut power as early as this weekend to portions of its *service* area ...

New Developments in Fire Hazard Areas Are Safer Than Ever - Voice of San Diego
5/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
New Developments in Fire Hazard Areas Are Safer Than Ever    Voice of San Diego In California, wildfires have always been a part of life. But that doesn't mean we stop providing homes. It means we work together to diminish the threat by ...

Newsom California budget doesn't fund wildfire home retrofits - Sacramento Bee
5/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Newsom California budget doesn't fund wildfire home retrofits    Sacramento Bee Gov. Gavin Newsom wants California residents to “harden” homes to protect them from deadly wildfires, but did not endorse a $1 billion fund for retrofits and did ...

Shamrock Ranch area prescribed burn scheduled for May 7 - Lake County News
5/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Shamrock Ranch area prescribed burn scheduled for May 7    Lake County News MENDOCINO COUNTY, Calif. – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, Mendocino Unit will be conducting a vegetation ...

CAL FIRE Begins Bridgeville Fuels Reduction Project - Redheaded Blackbelt
5/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
CAL FIRE Begins Bridgeville Fuels Reduction Project    Redheaded Blackbelt California experienced the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in its history in 2017 and 2018. Fueled by drought, an unprecedented buildup of dry ...

CAL FIRE announces prescribed burn on May 6 and 7 in Ukiah area - Ukiah Daily Journal
5/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
CAL FIRE announces prescribed burn on May 6 and 7 in Ukiah area    Ukiah Daily Journal CAL FIRE announced that on Monday, May 6, 2019, and Tuesday, May 7, 2019, that the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Mendocino Unit ...

Residential burn permits required by Cal Fire | Corning Observer - Appeal-Democrat
5/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Residential burn permits required by Cal Fire | Corning Observer    Appeal-Democrat The Tehama Glenn Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the Tehama County Fire Department want to remind residents burn ...

Fleeing fire common in California; evacuation plans aren't - Tahoe Daily Tribune
4/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Fleeing fire common in California; evacuation plans aren't    Tahoe Daily Tribune PARADISE, California — Wildfire surrounded Darrel Wilken and the three hospital patients in his car.But instead of evacuating Paradise, they were stuck in traffic ...

Winter's snowfall damage left Northern California at risk for wildfires - Redding Record Searchlight
4/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Winter's snowfall damage left Northern California at risk for wildfires    Redding Record Searchlight As if Shasta County residents haven't gone through enough from last summer's Carr Fire, a *fresh* hazard is lurking as a new fire season approaches. The new ...

California cities are unprepared to evacuate from wildfires - Sacramento Bee
4/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
California cities are unprepared to evacuate from wildfires    Sacramento Bee A USA TODAY Network-California survey of communities at high risk from wildfire found just 22 percent have robust, publicly available evacuation plans.

After Action Review released for the Carr Fire - Wildfire Today
4/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
After Action Review released for the Carr Fire    Wildfire Today The National Park *Service* has released an After Action Review (AAR) for the Carr Fire that burned into Redding, California in July, 2018. Ignited by the ...

Safety rules give homes better chance in wildfires - The Columbian
4/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Safety rules give homes better chance in wildfires    The Columbian SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More than 2.7 million Californians live in areas that are at very high risk for wildfires, according to our analysis of census data and state ...

CAL FIRE vehicles receiving Automatic Vehicle Location equipment - Wildfire Today
4/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
CAL FIRE vehicles receiving Automatic Vehicle Location equipment    Wildfire Today A year and a half ago the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) signed a contract to provide technology in 1,200 state-owned ...

‘All in this together.’ Newsom says protect utilities, spread costs of future wildfires - Sacramento Bee
4/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
‘All in this together.’ Newsom says protect utilities, spread costs of future wildfires    Sacramento Bee A panel advising Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that California should change its laws on wildfire liabilities, giving bankrupt PG&E and other utilities more ...

California Fire Risk Shows Urgent Need For Prevention Work - NBC Bay Area
4/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
California Fire Risk Shows Urgent Need For Prevention Work    NBC Bay Area With nearly 40 million people living in California and development spreading into once-wild regions, some of the state's best tools toward preventing wildfires ...

Cambrians are concerned about wildfire this summer. Here’s what they’re doing about it - San Luis Obispo Tribune
4/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Cambrians are concerned about wildfire this summer. Here’s what they’re doing about it    San Luis Obispo Tribune Cambria, California, residents, along with government officials and experts, are preparing for the threat of wildfire this summer in the Cambria FireSafe Group.

California Adopts Wildfire Prevention Strategies, Invokes State of Emergency | Best States - U.S. News & World Report
4/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
California Adopts Wildfire Prevention Strategies, Invokes State of Emergency | Best States    U.S. News & World Report 'We simply can't wait until a fire starts in order to start deploying emergency resources,' the governor says.

Defective Electrical Panel Caused 2017 Butte County Wildfire - KTLA Los Angeles
4/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Defective Electrical Panel Caused 2017 Butte County Wildfire    KTLA Los Angeles An investigation has determined that a July 2017 wildfire that destroyed more than 40 homes in Northern California was sparked by a defective electrical panel ...

What is the toll? California’s worsening wildfires, explained - Chico Enterprise-Record
4/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
What is the toll? California’s worsening wildfires, explained    Chico Enterprise-Record By Julie Cart and Judy Lin. If it seems that wildfires are burning nearly all the time these days, that there's no longer a definable fire season in California, you're ...

California's worsening wildfires, explained - CALmatters
3/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
California's worsening wildfires, explained    CALmatters In California, wildfire season is more destructive and nearly year-round. CALmatters explores why, and what could help fireproof the state.

Losing Paradise: The "New Normal" of California Wildfires - CALIFORNIA
3/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Losing Paradise: The "New Normal" of California Wildfires    CALIFORNIA On the morning of November 8, 2018, Don Peck awoke to the sound of bombs going off. “It was boom, boom, boom,” recalls the retired jeweler, who had slept in ...

Crews Clear Out Ukiah Forest To Prevent Future Wildfires - CBS San Francisco
3/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Crews Clear Out Ukiah Forest To Prevent Future Wildfires    CBS San Francisco UKIAH (KPIX 5) — Just three days after California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a wildfire state of emergency, 35 high-priority fire safety projects are ...

Newsom declares wildfire emergency, waives environmental rules to expedite projects - Los Angeles Times
3/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Newsom declares wildfire emergency, waives environmental rules to expedite projects    Los Angeles Times Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a wildfire state of emergency in California on Friday and waived environmental regulations to expedite nearly three dozen local ...

CAL FIRE receives new dozer and transport - Wildfire Today
3/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
CAL FIRE receives new dozer and transport    Wildfire Today The Nevada Yuba Placer Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection recently received a large piece of fire suppression equipment. (Back in ...

Technology Wildfire Summit Highlights California’s Progress - Government Technology
3/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Technology Wildfire Summit Highlights California’s Progress    Government Technology More than 100 people died in wildfires in California in 2017 and 2018, and more than 875000 acres burned, but mountain-top cameras and high-resolution ...

Landowners aim to fight fire with fire - Benitolink: San Benito County News
3/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Landowners aim to fight fire with fire    Benitolink: San Benito County News The 2018 wildfire season in California was devastating, which left local landowners to consider how future blazes can be prevented. Their solution: more fire.

Prescribed fire gains momentum - YubaNet
3/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Prescribed fire gains momentum    YubaNet March 13, 2019 – As Californians know too well, the 2018 wildfire season was historically severe. But for prescribed fire — fire set deliberately to achieve ...

The Karuk Tribe fights a growing wildfire threat and a lack of funding - High Country News
3/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
The Karuk Tribe fights a growing wildfire threat and a lack of funding    High Country News Surrounded by forests they often can't manage without breaking the law, California tribes struggle to protect themselves from wildfires.

Forest Management After Fires a Focus for California Agency - Insurance Journal
3/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Forest Management After Fires a Focus for California Agency    Insurance Journal After successive years of devastating wildfires, California's fire agency has announced a plan that would dramatically increase the removal of dead trees.

Cal Fire recommends aggressive plans to reduce fire risk in California, Bay Area - KGO-TV
3/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Cal Fire recommends aggressive plans to reduce fire risk in California, Bay Area    KGO-TV With as much rain as has fallen recently in the area, that's going to foster tree and vegetation growth. That, in turn, could lead to higher fire risk later in the year.

Cal Fire Details Plan to Focus on Forest Management to Protect Homes From Wildfires - KTLA Los Angeles
3/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Cal Fire Details Plan to Focus on Forest Management to Protect Homes From Wildfires    KTLA Los Angeles After successive years of devastating wildfires, California's fire agency announced a plan Tuesday that would dramatically increase the removal of dead trees ...

CA Firefighter Suicides Show Toll of Fire Seasons, Stress - Firehouse.com
3/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
CA Firefighter Suicides Show Toll of Fire Seasons, Stress    Firehouse.com As California's wildfire seasons get longer and more mass casualty events occur, many worry the suicide rate for firefighters and EMS workers will keep climbing.

Laguna Beach looks for lessons from devastating Paradise fire - Los Angeles Times
2/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Laguna Beach looks for lessons from devastating Paradise fire    Los Angeles Times Laguna Beach officials toured Paradise, the Northern California town decimated by the Camp Fire in November, to learn from fire experts there.

Cal Fire: 'Private electrical system' responsible for 2017 Tubbs Fire - UPI News
1/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Cal Fire: 'Private electrical system' responsible for 2017 Tubbs Fire    UPI News California fire officials said Thursday that a private electrical system was responsible for starting a 2017 fire that was the second most destructive blaze in the ...

PG&E Sparked at Least 1500 California Fires. Now the Utility Faces Collapse. - The Wall Street Journal
1/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
PG&E Sparked at Least 1500 California Fires. Now the Utility Faces Collapse.    The Wall Street Journal The largest utility in drought-plagued California has struggled to reduce fire risks. Its equipment keeps igniting blazes, threatening the company's future.

Gov. Newsom proposes wildfire investments, 911 fee - Sonoma Index-Tribune
1/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Gov. Newsom proposes wildfire investments, 911 fee    Sonoma Index-Tribune COLFAX — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday pledged *fresh* investments to prevent, fight and escape wildfires, including millions to help local ...

CA, FEMA launch cleanup after Camp Fire as Pelosi seeks review - The Modesto Bee
1/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
CA, FEMA launch cleanup after Camp Fire as Pelosi seeks review    The Modesto Bee California's cleanup of the Camp Fire, the largest post-disaster project of its kind in state history, is only weeks old. But already, questions and concerns are ...

Gov. Gavin Newsom announces plans to improve California’s wildfire prevention efforts - Los Angeles Times
1/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Gov. Gavin Newsom announces plans to improve California’s wildfire prevention efforts    Los Angeles Times Following the deadliest year of wildfires in California history, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday proposed $305 million in spending to accelerate the removal of ...

Hardening the homefront | Calaveras County's Most Trusted News Source - Calaveras Enterprise
1/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Hardening the homefront | Calaveras County's Most Trusted News Source    Calaveras Enterprise Devastating wildfires destroyed tens of thousands of California homes this past year. The Camp Fire alone obliterated over 18000 structures, nearly 14000 of ...

How Governmental Failure Amplified the Devastation of California's Carr Fire - Pacific Standard
12/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
How Governmental Failure Amplified the Devastation of California's Carr Fire    Pacific Standard Every level of government understood the dangers of a potential fire in the region but took few, if any, of the steps needed to prevent catastrophe.

California Knew the Carr Wildfire Could Happen. It Failed to Prevent it. - ProPublica
12/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Knew the Carr Wildfire Could Happen. It Failed to Prevent it.    ProPublica Dozens of interviews and a review of records show that virtually every aspect of the blaze had been forecast and worried over for years. Every level of ...

'Living under a time bomb': California communities scramble to avoid becoming the next wildfire tragedy - The Washington Post
12/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
'Living under a time bomb': California communities scramble to avoid becoming the next wildfire tragedy    The Washington Post The deadliest wildfire in California history was blazing far away from here, about a 75-mile drive north in the town of Paradise, but Mark Cooper and Galen Ellis ...

California is planning a technology conference to help it fight wildfires - StateScoop
11/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
California is planning a technology conference to help it fight wildfires    StateScoop Throughout what's already been the most destructive year for wildfires in recent memory, California has repeatedly developed technology-driven solutions to ...

California Camp Fire update: Containment, evacuations, air quality, missing, death toll - CBS News
11/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Camp Fire update: Containment, evacuations, air quality, missing, death toll    CBS News As rain fell in the region Thursday, officials said the deadly fire has been 95 percent contained.

California isn’t built for 21st century wildfires—here’s what the state could do about that - CALmatters
11/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
California isn’t built for 21st century wildfires—here’s what the state could do about that    CALmatters As California fires worsen, larger swaths of the population will find themselves living in high-risk regions of state maps now being revised.

Conditions in Palo Alto area hills are ripe for wildfire - Palo Alto Online
11/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Conditions in Palo Alto area hills are ripe for wildfire    Palo Alto Online Palo Alto and the Bay Area are at great risk for a large fire similar to the Camp Fire in Butte County, a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection ...

California's next governor hopes to get the jump on fires by expanding the state's high-tech early warning camera system - CNBC
11/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
California's next governor hopes to get the jump on fires by expanding the state's high-tech early warning camera system    CNBC PG&E, the parent company of the Pacific Gas & Electric utility unit, is expected to become a major player in the early warning camera expansion, CNBC has ...

Camp Fire CA update: Over 630 missing, more bodies being found - The Sacramento Bee
11/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Camp Fire CA update: Over 630 missing, more bodies being found    The Sacramento Bee Latest Camp Fire update in California: More bodies are being found as the number of people reported missing in Butte County has increased to 631, with 63 ...

Despite fire after fire, Paradise continued to boom — until California's worst wildfire hit - Los Angeles Times
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Despite fire after fire, Paradise continued to boom — until California's worst wildfire hit    Los Angeles Times Paradise boomed over the last four decades as a popular retirement spot even though fires destroyed homes every few years. The influx set up the Sierra Ridge ...

Don’t Think It Will Be Easy to Fireproof California - Bloomberg
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Don’t Think It Will Be Easy to Fireproof California    Bloomberg Millions of the state's residents live in the danger zones where development and nature meet.

CA Wildfire: What We Know About the Camp Fire - Firehouse.com
11/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
CA Wildfire: What We Know About the Camp Fire    Firehouse.com The massive Camp Fire that exploded near Chico in Butte County on Thursday is now the most destructive wildfire in California history.

Butte CA Camp Fire burns homes, forces evacuations - The Modesto Bee
11/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Butte CA Camp Fire burns homes, forces evacuations    The Modesto Bee Evacuations and updates on the Camp Fire in Butte County, California: The wildfire forced evacuations of most of the town of Paradise, has destroyed homes ...

Fighting fire with fire | Calaveras County's Most Trusted News Source - Calaveras Enterprise
10/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fighting fire with fire | Calaveras County's Most Trusted News Source    Calaveras Enterprise Landowners heard from personnel from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection personnel and the Stanislaus National Forest, in addition to ...

California Fire Plan Released - State's Road Map For Reducing The Risk Of Wildfire - Sierra Sun Times
9/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Fire Plan Released - State's Road Map For Reducing The Risk Of Wildfire    Sierra Sun Times 2017 Railroad Fire in Madera and Mariposa Counties Credit: Madera County Sheriff's Office Read the Road Map September 16, 2018 - The California Fire Plan ...

California adopts new strategic fire plan to combat wildfires - KRCRTV.COM
8/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
California adopts new strategic fire plan to combat wildfires    KRCRTV.COM The California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Board) took action last week by adopting their 2018 Strategic Fire Plan.The Strategic Fire Plan for California ...

California wildfires: Jerry Brown says they will cost CA - The Fresno Bee
8/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
California wildfires: Jerry Brown says they will cost CA    The Fresno Bee California firefighters and emergency responders are being pummeled by increasingly extreme and unpredictable wildfires. The deadly blazes, in Sonoma ...

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California Wildfires - The Beacon
6/25/2019 12:37:34 PM
California Wildfires    The Beacon California's horrific wildfires of 2017 and 2018 caught most people off-guard, but they did not surprise astute observers of state wildfire policy and management.

Can ‘Big Data’ Help Fight Big Fires? Firefighters Are Betting on It - The New York Times
6/24/2019 5:01:38 AM
Can ‘Big Data’ Help Fight Big Fires? Firefighters Are Betting on It    The New York Times As wildfires grow more intense, fire chiefs in Southern California are looking to big data and machine learning for help in managing fast-moving blazes.

Newsom Catches Heat for Using Climate Funds on Drinking Water Plan - KQED
6/19/2019 4:07:00 PM
Newsom Catches Heat for Using Climate Funds on Drinking Water Plan    KQED Everyone agrees that California's dirty drinking water is a crisis. Not everyone agrees on how to pay to clean it up.

Beating the Burn - Comstock's Magazine
6/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Beating the Burn    Comstock's Magazine California's plan to deal with deadly and devastating wildfires — including controlled burns, thinning and a restoration economy — is ambitious; is the state up to ...

BUDGET outline drops — LOANS fight heats up — KAMALA on cop criticism — TRUMP slams door on AUTO talks - Politico
6/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
BUDGET outline drops — LOANS fight heats up — KAMALA on cop criticism — TRUMP slams door on AUTO talks    Politico THE BUZZ: There are few places governors makes their marks more than with California's enormous budget, and last night we got a close-to-final form of Gov.

With rise in wildfires, prescribed burns may be a solution - PBS NewsHour
6/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
With rise in wildfires, prescribed burns may be a solution    PBS NewsHour One of the worst wildfire seasons in U.S. history took place in 2018, including catastrophic blazes in California that killed nearly 100 people. As this year's fire ...

We Can Make California Wildfires Less Horrific. Will We? - KQED
6/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
We Can Make California Wildfires Less Horrific. Will We?    KQED California is in a state of crisis over more frequent, intense and deadly wildfires. But it doesn't have to be this way. Can the state summon the will to f.

Regional Fire Management Coordinator Job in Sacramento, California - Department of the Interior - LemonWire
6/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Regional Fire Management Coordinator Job in Sacramento, California - Department of the Interior    LemonWire The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in ...

Fighting fire with fire: Should California burn its forests to protect against catastrophe? - Sacramento Bee
5/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Fighting fire with fire: Should California burn its forests to protect against catastrophe?    Sacramento Bee California should conduct more prescribed burns to reduce major wildfire risks, experts say. Research by McClatchy and Climate Central shows other states ...

The Federal Government Won't Pay Back California's Firefighting Costs. What Happens When the Next Fire Hits? - Pacific Standard
5/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
The Federal Government Won't Pay Back California's Firefighting Costs. What Happens When the Next Fire Hits?    Pacific Standard California says it's owed $9.3 million for fighting fires on federal lands. The Forest *Service* says the state is overbilling.

California Firefighters Use High-Tech Cameras to Spot Fires Faster - 9&10 News
5/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
California Firefighters Use High-Tech Cameras to Spot Fires Faster    9&10 News Firefighters across Southern California now have a new set of eyes keeping watch for devastating wildfires. A network of high-tech cameras is going up in fire ...

California Governor proposes changes to fire management and prevention - Wildfire Today
4/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
California Governor proposes changes to fire management and prevention    Wildfire Today Since California Governor Gavin Newsom's inauguration in January he has proposed a number of initiatives that he hopes will help mitigate the damages ...

After Action Review released for the Carr Fire - Wildfire Today
4/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
After Action Review released for the Carr Fire    Wildfire Today The National Park *Service* has released an After Action Review (AAR) for the Carr Fire that burned into Redding, California in July, 2018. Ignited by the ...

Southern California Edison Installs Fire Watch Cameras - Mountain News
4/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Southern California Edison Installs Fire Watch Cameras    Mountain News In an effort to increase their wildfire mitigation program, Southern California Edison has installed 78 cameras in high fire-risk areas that can be monitored around ...

Firefighting aircraft ‘increasingly ineffective’ amid worsening wildfires - Los Angeles Times
4/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Firefighting aircraft ‘increasingly ineffective’ amid worsening wildfires    Los Angeles Times The state is poised to spend $273 million on new firefighting aircraft, but the tools won't help fight the most devastating kinds of blazes California has seen of ...

Everything You Need to Know About California's Increasingly Catastrophic Wildfire Situation - KQED
4/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Everything You Need to Know About California's Increasingly Catastrophic Wildfire Situation    KQED The increasing size, cost and human toll of California wildfires are becoming a permanent part of life in the state. From housing to health, CALmatters pro.

Helping neighbors: Butte gets $178K for fighting Montana, California wildfires - Montana Standard
4/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Helping neighbors: Butte gets $178K for fighting Montana, California wildfires    Montana Standard Butte-Silver Bow is getting more than $175000 to cover wages and benefits it paid its firefighters to battle wildfires elsewhere last year, including the largest ever ...

What is the toll? California’s worsening wildfires, explained - Chico Enterprise-Record
4/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
What is the toll? California’s worsening wildfires, explained    Chico Enterprise-Record By Julie Cart and Judy Lin. If it seems that wildfires are burning nearly all the time these days, that there's no longer a definable fire season in California, you're ...

California's worsening wildfires, explained - CALmatters
3/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
California's worsening wildfires, explained    CALmatters In California, wildfire season is more destructive and nearly year-round. CALmatters explores why, and what could help fireproof the state.

Weekender | Taking fire back: Why California must combat fire suppression - Daily Californian
3/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
Weekender | Taking fire back: Why California must combat fire suppression    Daily Californian Although fall fires occur like clockwork every year, it must be said that the significant increase in fire-related deaths and devastations over the past two decades ...

Losing Paradise: The "New Normal" of California Wildfires - CALIFORNIA
3/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Losing Paradise: The "New Normal" of California Wildfires    CALIFORNIA On the morning of November 8, 2018, Don Peck awoke to the sound of bombs going off. “It was boom, boom, boom,” recalls the retired jeweler, who had slept in ...

Prescribed fire gains momentum - YubaNet
3/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Prescribed fire gains momentum    YubaNet March 13, 2019 – As Californians know too well, the 2018 wildfire season was historically severe. But for prescribed fire — fire set deliberately to achieve ...

The Karuk Tribe fights a growing wildfire threat and a lack of funding - High Country News
3/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
The Karuk Tribe fights a growing wildfire threat and a lack of funding    High Country News Surrounded by forests they often can't manage without breaking the law, California tribes struggle to protect themselves from wildfires.

California to activate National Guard to help reduce wildfire risk - Wildfire Today
3/10/2019 4:00:00 AM
California to activate National Guard to help reduce wildfire risk    Wildfire Today The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has put together a list of 35 projects around the state where they intend to reduce the wildfire risk for ...

Heavy Winter Precipitation May Not Impact Fire Season in California - Pacific Standard
3/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Heavy Winter Precipitation May Not Impact Fire Season in California    Pacific Standard Wet weather may seem like good news for the drought-plagued state, but a new study finds that it will have minimal effects on wildfire season.

California Wildfires On The Scale Of Camp Fire Could Now Happen Any Year, Scientists Say - IFLScience
3/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
California Wildfires On The Scale Of Camp Fire Could Now Happen Any Year, Scientists Say    IFLScience Last year, the Golden State was hit by the deadliest wildfires on record, forcing hundreds of thousands of Californians to evacuate and provoking a strange and ...

California winter rains used to ward off wildfires — but not anymore, new study finds - Sacramento Bee
3/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
California winter rains used to ward off wildfires — but not anymore, new study finds    Sacramento Bee California winter rain was historically followed by less severe summer fires, but fire management and climate change altered that, researchers write in a study ...

70 high-tech cameras installed in Southern California provide eyes on fire prone areas - Phys.Org
3/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
70 high-tech cameras installed in Southern California provide eyes on fire prone areas    Phys.Org A multi-hazard camera technology developed at the University of California San Diego and the University of Nevada, Reno that improves fire detection and ...

How the Shutdown Affected Fire Prevention and Mitigation Work in California - Pacific Standard
2/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
How the Shutdown Affected Fire Prevention and Mitigation Work in California    Pacific Standard The five-week partial government shutdown fell during a critical window for fire-prone states to lessen the impact of the coming fire season through prescribed ...

Cal Fire introduces new plan to prevent, reduce wildfires - KCRA Sacramento
1/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Cal Fire introduces new plan to prevent, reduce wildfires    KCRA Sacramento California announced a plan Tuesday that would be a more aggressive approach to fighting wildfires. Cal Fire wants to put more helicopters, bulldozers and ...

Livestock grazing helps California tackle wildfire - Feedstuffs
1/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
Livestock grazing helps California tackle wildfire    Feedstuffs California is searching for solutions to the wildfire crisis, and livestock ranchers believe they can help, according to an announcement from the University of ...

What PG&E bankruptcy could mean for fire prevention efforts - San Francisco Chronicle
1/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
What PG&E bankruptcy could mean for fire prevention efforts    San Francisco Chronicle The pending bankruptcy of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. amid a flurry of lawsuits over the devastating Northern California wildfires has sparked widespread ...

Trump threatens to cut off disaster funding for California fire victims - Los Angeles Times
1/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Trump threatens to cut off disaster funding for California fire victims    Los Angeles Times President Trump injected new uncertainty into California's wildfire recovery efforts, tweeting early Wednesday that he has ordered the Federal Emergency ...

Here’s how Paradise ignored warnings and became a deathtrap - Los Angeles Times
12/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Here’s how Paradise ignored warnings and became a deathtrap    Los Angeles Times After California's worst wildfire, local and state officials said the tragedy of the Camp fire was unavoidable. But a Times investigation found authorities ignored ...

How Governmental Failure Amplified the Devastation of California's Carr Fire - Pacific Standard
12/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
How Governmental Failure Amplified the Devastation of California's Carr Fire    Pacific Standard Every level of government understood the dangers of a potential fire in the region but took few, if any, of the steps needed to prevent catastrophe.

California Knew the Carr Wildfire Could Happen. It Failed to Prevent it. - ProPublica
12/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Knew the Carr Wildfire Could Happen. It Failed to Prevent it.    ProPublica Dozens of interviews and a review of records show that virtually every aspect of the blaze had been forecast and worried over for years. Every level of ...

Report rips expensive decisions in California wildfire fight - 10News
12/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Report rips expensive decisions in California wildfire fight    10News LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a wildfire burned across Big Sur two years ago and threatened hundreds of homes scattered on the scenic hills, thousands of ...

California is planning a technology conference to help it fight wildfires - StateScoop
11/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
California is planning a technology conference to help it fight wildfires    StateScoop Throughout what's already been the most destructive year for wildfires in recent memory, California has repeatedly developed technology-driven solutions to ...

Opinion | To Help Prevent the Next Big Wildfire, Let the Forest Burn - New York Times
11/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Opinion | To Help Prevent the Next Big Wildfire, Let the Forest Burn    New York Times California needs to abandon the idea that trees are always worth saving and that fire is always a threat. Instead, it should let modest wildfires burn.

The President expands on his comments about the wildfires in California - Wildfire Today
11/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
The President expands on his comments about the wildfires in California    Wildfire Today Several times over the last month President Trump has expressed his opinions about wildland fire management. On two occasions he said forests were being ...

Trump's Right About California's Fires: It Wasn't Climate Change; Two New California Laws Prove It - Forbes
11/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Trump's Right About California's Fires: It Wasn't Climate Change; Two New California Laws Prove It    Forbes Yet in spite of blaming climate change and attacking President Trump for suggesting bad environmental policies made California's fires worse, California's ...

Better Forest Management Won't End Wildfires, But It Can Reduce the Risks - Truthout
11/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Better Forest Management Won't End Wildfires, But It Can Reduce the Risks    Truthout President Donald Trump's recent comments blaming forest managers for catastrophic California wildfires have been met with outrage and ridicule from the ...

Trump Repeatedly Errs on California Wildfires - FactCheck.org
11/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Trump Repeatedly Errs on California Wildfires    FactCheck.org Over the past two weekends, as two major wildfires devastated communities in Northern and Southern California, President Donald Trump has inaccurately ...

Climate Change Does More Than 'Maybe Contribute a Little Bit': Debunking Trump's California Wildfire Claims - Pacific Standard
11/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Climate Change Does More Than 'Maybe Contribute a Little Bit': Debunking Trump's California Wildfire Claims    Pacific Standard What research tells us about the impact of climate change, forest management, and more on California's fires.

Trump tours wildfire damage in California, meets with firefighters - ABC News
11/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Trump tours wildfire damage in California, meets with firefighters    ABC News President Donald Trump surveyed the devastation from the California wildfires on Saturday, touring a neighborhood in badly ravaged Paradise and another in ...

President Trump is wrong about wildfire prevention - CNN
11/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
President Trump is wrong about wildfire prevention    CNN With the loss of thousands of homes and dozens of lives in the California wildfires, people are looking for answers as they try to understand how a tragedy such ...

How Misguided Environmentalism Is To Blame For California's Wildfires - The Federalist
11/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
How Misguided Environmentalism Is To Blame For California's Wildfires    The Federalist The saddest part about these fires in California is that they are self inflicted. Californians should not allow such mismanagement to continue.

California wildfires weren't always this destructive - High Country News
11/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
California wildfires weren't always this destructive    High Country News This article was originally published by Northern California Public Media and is republished here with permission. Alice Lincoln-Cook understands why burning ...

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Visits California To See Destruction From Wildfires - NPR
11/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Visits California To See Destruction From Wildfires    NPR Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited two wildfire areas in California on Wednesday. The administration and the state have clashed over the reasons behind the ...

Analysis | The Energy 202: Republicans resist Trump's threat to cut funding over California's wildfires - The Washington Post
11/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Analysis | The Energy 202: Republicans resist Trump's threat to cut funding over California's wildfires    The Washington Post I don't think it's appropriate to threaten funding," said Sen. Cory Gardner.

Top senator: Dems. will ask for $720 million for California fire relief - The Mercury News
11/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Top senator: Dems. will ask for $720 million for California fire relief    The Mercury News By Erica Werner | Washington Post. WASHINGTON – The top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee said Monday that Democrats will push for $720 ...

Jim Carrey Burns Trump Over California Fires Tweet in Latest Artwork - TheWrap
11/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Jim Carrey Burns Trump Over California Fires Tweet in Latest Artwork    TheWrap "How do YOU spell infantile?!" actor/artist Jim Carrey asks in his latest piece roasting Trump.

Trump Threatens to Withhold Federal Funds Over California Forest Mismanagement - The New American
11/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Trump Threatens to Withhold Federal Funds Over California Forest Mismanagement    The New American As the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey Fire on the northern outskirts of Los Angeles burn out of control, President Trump declared a federal ...

Trump blames fires, erroneously, on California forest management. Firefighters call it a 'shameful attack' - Los Angeles Times
11/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Trump blames fires, erroneously, on California forest management. Firefighters call it a 'shameful attack'    Los Angeles Times California firefighters criticized President Trump for a tweet Saturday that incorrectly stated that this week's devastating fires were the result of poor forest ...

Trump criticizes California fire management as 'so poor' in tweet - Atlanta Journal Constitution
11/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Trump criticizes California fire management as 'so poor' in tweet    Atlanta Journal Constitution As fires forced more than 200,000 to flee their homes in Southern California on Friday, President Donald Trump criticized forest management and suggested in a ...

OSU professor: Many local towns face risk of California-like wildfire destruction - KATU
11/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
OSU professor: Many local towns face risk of California-like wildfire destruction    KATU John Bailey, an Oregon State University College of Forestry professor, told KATU the wildfire destruction that's currently devastating parts of California could ...

Arizona sends fire crews to help with California wildfires - AZCentral
11/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Arizona sends fire crews to help with California wildfires    AZCentral On Friday, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management responded to requests to send engines and personnel to help with California fires.

TRUMP attacks CALIFORNIA on water, fire management -- FOX apologizes for KAMALA photos in crime segment -- BERNIE headed to SoCal, Bay Area -- S.F. allowing non-citizens to vote - Politico
10/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
TRUMP attacks CALIFORNIA on water, fire management -- FOX apologizes for KAMALA photos in crime segment -- BERNIE headed to SoCal, Bay Area -- S.F. allowing non-citizens to vote    Politico THE BUZZ: President Donald Trump on Tuesday returned to one of his favorite topics: California water policy. In a gaggle in the Oval Office, he repeated ...

Trump attacks California over water, fire management | TheHill - The Hill
10/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Trump attacks California over water, fire management | TheHill    The Hill President Trump on Tuesday volleyed a number of attacks at California over the state's water practices and fire management, going so far as to threaten ...

The California Indigenous Peoples Using Fire for Agroforestry - Pacific Standard
10/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
The California Indigenous Peoples Using Fire for Agroforestry    Pacific Standard Prescribed burning is the main tool in the Karuk and Yoruk tribes' agroforestry systems, which encourages proliferation of traditional foods, herbs, and ...

Fact check: Trump thinks California fires cost taxpayers ‘hundreds of billions.’ Here’s the real number - The Sacramento Bee
10/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fact check: Trump thinks California fires cost taxpayers ‘hundreds of billions.’ Here’s the real number    The Sacramento Bee President Donald Trump said this week that American taxpayers spend “hundreds of billions” of dollars on wildfires in California. The actual cost is a lot lower.

Trump blames wildfires on California forest policy and threatens to withhold funds from state - Los Angeles Times
10/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Trump blames wildfires on California forest policy and threatens to withhold funds from state    Los Angeles Times Escalating his criticism of California's fire management strategy, President Trump threatened Wednesday to withhold unspecified funding from the state.

Fire and agroforestry revive California indigenous groups’ traditions - Mongabay.com
10/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fire and agroforestry revive California indigenous groups’ traditions    Mongabay.com In Northern California, the Karuk and Yurok indigenous peoples are burning away decades of forest management practices and revitalizing their foodways and ...

Hard Human Problems Underlie the West's Fire Problem - Bay Nature
10/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Hard Human Problems Underlie the West's Fire Problem    Bay Nature Since last year's devastating North Bay wildfires struck a five-county region in Northern California, destroying 44 lives and almost 9,000 homes, the residents, ...

Fighting Fire with Fire: California Turns to Prescribed Burning - Yale Environment 360
9/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fighting Fire with Fire: California Turns to Prescribed Burning    Yale Environment 360 A century of fire suppression and historic drought have combined to kill 129 million trees and counting in California's forests. As wildfires rage across the state, ...

Thinning California’s fire-prone forests: 5 things to know as lawmakers approve a plan - CALmatters
8/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Thinning California’s fire-prone forests: 5 things to know as lawmakers approve a plan    CALmatters Lawmakers are looking at legislation to improve California forest management, partly by thinning dead trees. Here's why that's not a simple task.

California wildfires will grow 77 percent as climate warms. Should forests be thinned? - The Tribune
8/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
California wildfires will grow 77 percent as climate warms. Should forests be thinned?    The Tribune A climate change study released by California officials Monday says the average number of acres consumed in a year by California wildfires will grow by 77 ...

Here's What It Takes to Fight California's Fires - National Geographic
8/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Here's What It Takes to Fight California's Fires    National Geographic When you read about a monstrous wildfire like California's Carr fire growing to over 190,000 acres, burning up over 1,000 homes and killing eight people, ...

California Wildfires Headed to Capitol Hill - Roll Call
8/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Wildfires Headed to Capitol Hill    Roll Call Lawmakers thought they fixed the U.S. Forest *Service's* “fire borrowing” problem earlier this year. But the breadth and intensity of fires scorching the West this ...

The Government Is Running Out of Money to Fight California's Wildfires - The Daily Beast
8/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
The Government Is Running Out of Money to Fight California's Wildfires    The Daily Beast On Monday, the Mendocino Complex Fire became the largest wildfire in California's history. It's scorched more than 300,000 acres, and has grown to about ten ...

Fire officials to Trump: No, California didn’t worsen wildfires by dumping water into ocean - Washington Post
8/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fire officials to Trump: No, California didn’t worsen wildfires by dumping water into ocean    Washington Post As fires grow to historic sizes in California, President Trump tweeted that the state is “foolishly” diverting “vast amounts of water from the North” into the Pacific ...

Forest Service Chief Talks Need For New Fire Management, Fuel Treatments - OPB News
7/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Forest Service Chief Talks Need For New Fire Management, Fuel Treatments    OPB News The West is in the midst of another intense fire season. Fires in California and Oregon have claimed lives and homes and burned up farmland. As part of ...

California's deadliest wildfires were decades in the making. 'We have forgotten what we need to do to prevent - Los Angeles Times
10/22/2017 3:00:00 AM
California's deadliest wildfires were decades in the making. 'We have forgotten what we need to do to prevent    Los Angeles Times Historian Stephen Pyne sees no coincidence in the fact that on Oct. 8, 1542 — 475 years to the day before the wildfires began ravaging Northern California ...

Firewise Communities News Items
Nevada County supervisors pen letter to state insurance commission, ask for help - The Union of Grass Valley
5/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Nevada County supervisors pen letter to state insurance commission, ask for help    The Union of Grass Valley California homeowners have paid significantly less for fire insurance than their counterparts in other states, the Nevada County official said.The average ...

Wildfire film screening, panel talk focused on protecting community - The Union of Grass Valley
3/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Wildfire film screening, panel talk focused on protecting community    The Union of Grass Valley Grand, expanding smoke plumes resembling an atomic bomb's blast exist mostly in memory. In California, however, those images have been resurrected as ...

7Everyday Hero John Van Doren works to cut wildfire risk in Bailey, Colorado - The Denver Channel
2/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
7Everyday Hero John Van Doren works to cut wildfire risk in Bailey, Colorado    The Denver Channel BAILEY, Colo. — For people living in Bailey, Colorado, images of Paradise, California are never far from their minds. "It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of where ...

Weather conditions spark red flag warning for Nevada County - The Union of Grass Valley
11/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Weather conditions spark red flag warning for Nevada County    The Union of Grass Valley It's been a beautiful fall so far, with warm, dry, sunny days for weeks on end.But that means that the fire danger that bedevils all of California has not.

‘Neighborhood Fire Watch’ Forms To Reduce Wildfire Risk - CBS San Francisco
9/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
‘Neighborhood Fire Watch’ Forms To Reduce Wildfire Risk    CBS San Francisco MILL VALLEY (KPIX 5) — Recent California wildfires have caused billions of dollars in damages, and residents in some Bay Area neighborhoods have taken fire ...

Statewide fire fee suspended in California climate change deal - Sierra Star
7/20/2017 3:00:00 AM
Statewide fire fee suspended in California climate change deal    Sierra Star As part of a climate change deal to help reduce California's greenhouse gas emissions, the controversial state fire fee, which charges rural residents $117 a year ...