Wildfire Resources in Fresno 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 Fresno County in the following categories:
map itMap of CalFire Units and Fire Management Plans Organizations & Professionals serving Fresno 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
Fresno-Kings Unit
Keith Larkin - Unit Chief - Sanger, 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 (56)
There are 56 resources serving Fresno County in the following categories:
map itMap of Fire Management Organizations & Professionals serving Fresno 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
Guy Anderson
- CAL FIRE Forester - Fresno, 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
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
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 ...

 

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There are 8 resources serving Fresno County in the following categories:
map itMap of Firewise Communities Organizations & Professionals serving Fresno County
Fire Safe Councils
California Fire Safe Council, Inc
Amber Gardner - Clearinghouse Manager - Glendora, CA
Highway 168 Fire Safe Council
Pat Gallegos - Prather, CA
Oak to Timberline Fire Safe Council
Sandi Cates  - Squaw Valley, 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
 

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CalFire Units and Fire Management Plans News Items
California Fire Map: Track Fires Near Me Today [Sept 15] - Heavy.com
9/15/2019 12:52:00 PM
California Fire Map: Track Fires Near Me Today [Sept 15]    Heavy.com Here are the latest updates on fires in California on September 15, including interactive maps, locations from Cal Fire, and more.

California Fire Map: Track Fires Near Me Today [Sept 14] - Heavy.com
9/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
California Fire Map: Track Fires Near Me Today [Sept 14]    Heavy.com Here are the latest updates on fires in California on September 14, including interactive maps, locations from Cal Fire, and more.

Prescribed fire operations planned at state parks beginning mid-September - Paso Robles Daily News
9/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Prescribed fire operations planned at state parks beginning mid-September    Paso Robles Daily News –California State Parks plans to begin a series of prescribed burns in several coastal park units between Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 and Friday May 29, 2020.

California Fire Map: Track Fires Near Me Today [September 11] - Heavy.com
9/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
California Fire Map: Track Fires Near Me Today [September 11]    Heavy.com Here are the latest updates on fires in California on September 11, including interactive maps, locations from Cal Fire, and more.

California Fire Map: Track Fires Near Me Today [Sept 9] - Heavy.com
9/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
California Fire Map: Track Fires Near Me Today [Sept 9]    Heavy.com Here are the latest updates on fires in California on September 9. This includes the Walker Fire, Buellton McMurray Fire, and more.

Can Forestry Jobs Prevent Fires and Restore Rural America? - Bay Nature
9/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Can Forestry Jobs Prevent Fires and Restore Rural America?    Bay Nature A one-of-its-kind nonprofit in Calaveras County wants to become the model for rural California now that logging jobs are scarce.

California Fire Map: Track Fires Near Me Today [September 7] - Heavy.com
9/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
California Fire Map: Track Fires Near Me Today [September 7]    Heavy.com Here are the latest updates on fires in California on September 7, from Cal Fire and other sources. This includes the Red Bluff fire, the Tenaja fire, and more.

Friday, September 6, 2019 - California Healthline
9/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Friday, September 6, 2019    California Healthline Groupons For Medical Treatment? Welcome To Today's U.S. Health Care. Groupon and other deal sites are the latest marketing tactic in medicine, offering ...

Lightning sparks more than a dozen fires across the Northstate - KRCRTV.COM
9/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Lightning sparks more than a dozen fires across the Northstate    KRCRTV.COM Lightning storms moving through Northern California Wednesday and Thursday have ignited several small fires. The Cal Fire Siskiyou unit tweeted late ...

Insurance companies drop coverage for hundreds of thousands of homeowners in high wildfire-risk areas, report shows - ABC10.com KXTV
8/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Insurance companies drop coverage for hundreds of thousands of homeowners in high wildfire-risk areas, report shows    ABC10.com KXTV SACRAMENTO, Calif. — New numbers from the California Department of Insurance highlight a crisis facing homeowners: Insurance companies have been ...

Which California Communities are Most Vulnerable to Wildfires? - Direct Relief
7/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Which California Communities are Most Vulnerable to Wildfires?    Direct Relief Higher rates of poverty, age and disability in communities make them more vulnerable to disasters, and make it more difficult to recover.

Why This Community Is Fighting Wildfires By Setting Fire To Itself - HuffPost
7/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Why This Community Is Fighting Wildfires By Setting Fire To Itself    HuffPost Controlled burning makes the land more resilient to wildfire and brings neighbors in this California community together.

Prevention and protection: California and its communities search for ways to combat the next catastrophic wildfire - New Times SLO
7/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Prevention and protection: California and its communities search for ways to combat the next catastrophic wildfire    New Times SLO Fire seasons in 2017 and 2018 caused the residents of California to take a long, hard look at themselves, their electricity providers, the way their...

The Pilots Who Fight California's Wildfires | airspacemag.com - Air & Space Magazine
7/17/2019 7:59:41 AM
The Pilots Who Fight California's Wildfires | airspacemag.com    Air & Space Magazine With a squadron of ancient airplanes, these firefighters are usually the first on the scene.

CAL FIRE Holds Seasonal Firefighter Training - Firehouse.com
7/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
CAL FIRE Holds Seasonal Firefighter Training    Firehouse.com Inside CAL FIRE's seasonal fire academy, instructors hone the skills of firefighters who could supplement crews around California during wildfire season.

California’s not enforcing wildfire-prevention rules for homeowners, leaving tens of thousands of properties - The San Diego Union-Tribune
7/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
California’s not enforcing wildfire-prevention rules for homeowners, leaving tens of thousands of properties    The San Diego Union-Tribune David Dugger had just parked his pickup in front of a house in rural San Diego County when the dogs came charging. A second later, a middle-aged woman ...

California Wildfires - The Beacon
6/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
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 3:00:00 AM
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 ...

How long would it take to evacuate Cambria in wildfire? That and other topics to be discussed - San Luis Obispo Tribune
6/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
How long would it take to evacuate Cambria in wildfire? That and other topics to be discussed    San Luis Obispo Tribune Evacuation plans and other wildfire preparedness issues are scheduled to be discussed at an upcoming forum in Cambria, California. The meeting is hosted by ...

Emergency projects aim to protect California’s most vulnerable areas from catastrophic wildfires - Sacramento Bee
6/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
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 ...

It’s time to make your Cambria property fire-safe by cutting down overgrown grass, weeds - San Luis Obispo Tribune
6/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
It’s time to make your Cambria property fire-safe by cutting down overgrown grass, weeds    San Luis Obispo Tribune The deadline for weed abatement in Cambria, California, is June 20. Residents must cut down tall grass and weeds to make their property safe from wildfire after ...

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.

Local Cal Fire captain killed in car accident in Merced County - Calaveras Enterprise
6/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Local Cal Fire captain killed in car accident in Merced County    Calaveras Enterprise Stacy Hamilton, a captain in the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit, was killed in an early morning car ...

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 ...

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 ...

Many California communities at greatest risk of fire don't plan for evacuations - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
4/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Many California communities at greatest risk of fire don't plan for evacuations    Honolulu Star-Advertiser FOfficer Randy Law tending to a rescued horse rescued as a wildfire burns in Paradise, Calif. The scale of the disaster in the Camp Fire was unprecedented, but ...

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 ...

Millions Live in Parts of California Threatened by Wildfires - NBC Bay Area
4/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Millions Live in Parts of California Threatened by Wildfires    NBC Bay Area Impoverished towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta. Rustic Gold Rush cities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. High-dollar resort communities on the shores of Lake ...

CAL FIRE Funds Projects to Restore the Health and Resiliency of California's Forests within the NEU Unit - YubaNet
4/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
CAL FIRE Funds Projects to Restore the Health and Resiliency of California's Forests within the NEU Unit    YubaNet Auburn April 10, 2019 – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) announced the Department has awarded over $63 million in ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Cal Fire seeks to lift restrictions for forest management ahead of wildfires - Fairfield Daily Republic
3/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Cal Fire seeks to lift restrictions for forest management ahead of wildfires    Fairfield Daily Republic FAIRFIELD — Ahead of what could be another significantly dangerous wildfire season, California's fire agency is asking Gov. Gavin Newsom for relief from ...

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 ...

California's worsening wildfires, explained - CALmatters
3/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
California's worsening wildfires, explained    CALmatters In California, wildfire season is now nearly year-round. Our reporters explore why and what could help fireproof the Golden State.

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.

The new Director of CAL FIRE addressed climate change - 9 years ago - Wildfire Today
1/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
The new Director of CAL FIRE addressed climate change - 9 years ago    Wildfire Today The new Director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection had strong feelings about climate change before that was cool. (And some people ...

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. 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Grants Available From Cal Fire For Fire Prevention Projects - Sierra News Online
10/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Grants Available From Cal Fire For Fire Prevention Projects    Sierra News Online SACRAMENTO - The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has announced the availability of up to $155 million for Fire Prevention ...

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 ...

Fire Management News Items
Editorial: California must embrace fighting fire with fire - San Francisco Chronicle
9/13/2019 8:06:08 PM
Editorial: California must embrace fighting fire with fire    San Francisco Chronicle A new report sounds an alarm for California to embrace controlled burns to fight the kinds of fires that have devastated the state for the past several years.

At least 95 fires burning in the region, largest at 5,000 acres - Klamath Falls News
9/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
At least 95 fires burning in the region, largest at 5,000 acres    Klamath Falls News At least 95 lighting caused wildfire fires are burning in the Southern Oregon and Northern California region. The largest fire is the Lone Fire in the Modoc ...

Southern California fire grows to 2,000 acres; evacuations expanded - USA TODAY
9/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Southern California fire grows to 2,000 acres; evacuations expanded    USA TODAY MURRIETTA, Calif. – The Tenaja Fire continued to burn in Southern California on Thursday, charring some 2,000 acres and triggering mandatory evacuations ...

California Tahoe Conservancy awards $240000 to California State Parks - Sierra Sun
8/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
California Tahoe Conservancy awards $240000 to California State Parks    Sierra Sun The California Tahoe Conservancy Board has approved a grant of up to $240286 to California State Parks for forest health management at Burton Creek State ...

Richard Bennett “Dick” Fores - Sierra Sun
8/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Richard Bennett “Dick” Fores    Sierra Sun July 15, 1931 ~ August 23, 2019 Richard Bennett “Dick” Fores, 88, of Gold Run, California passed away in his home on Friday, August 23, 2019. Dick was born ...

California Tribe Hopes to Conquer Climate Woes — With Fire - The Revelator
8/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
California Tribe Hopes to Conquer Climate Woes — With Fire    The Revelator Returning prescribed fire to California forests is the focus of a new climate-adaptation plan from the Karuk Tribe, but the federal government will need to play big ...

Traditional fire management could help revitalize American Indian cultures - Stanford University News
8/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Traditional fire management could help revitalize American Indian cultures    Stanford University News In collaboration with tribes in Northern California, researchers examined traditional fire management practices and found them valuable.

Ancient prescribed-burns could revitalize communities today - Science Daily
8/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Ancient prescribed-burns could revitalize communities today    Science Daily In collaboration with tribes in Northern California, researchers examined traditional fire management practices and found that these approaches, if expanded, ...

A Trailblazing Plan to Fight California Wildfires - The New Yorker
8/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
A Trailblazing Plan to Fight California Wildfires    The New Yorker Throughout the twentieth century, federal policy focussed on putting out fires as quickly as possible, but preventing megafires requires a different approach, ...

Weekender | Taking fire back: Why California must combat fire suppression - Daily Californian
8/21/2019 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 ...

California Fire Map: Track Fires Near Me Right Now [Aug 12] - Heavy.com
8/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
California Fire Map: Track Fires Near Me Right Now [Aug 12]    Heavy.com Here are the latest updates on fires in California on August 12, from Cal Fire and other sources. See maps and details here.

California's Wildfires May Be Too Much, Even for Fire-loving Woodpeckers - Inside Science News Service
8/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
California's Wildfires May Be Too Much, Even for Fire-loving Woodpeckers    Inside Science News Service (Inside Science) -- After the fire, life rises from the charred woods in forests across the Western U.S. But too much fire might leave only ashes, at least for certain ...

Answers To Six Really Good Questions From Our Reddit AMA On Wildfire - KQED
7/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Answers To Six Really Good Questions From Our Reddit AMA On Wildfire    KQED You asked our reporters covering California wildfires anything. Here's how they answered.

‘It doesn’t go out’: California firefighters back home from battling vicious fire in Canada - Sacramento Bee
7/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
‘It doesn’t go out’: California firefighters back home from battling vicious fire in Canada    Sacramento Bee California hotshot crews, highly trained groups of firefighters with the National Forest *Service* and National Park *Service*, returned from fighting wildfires in ...

California Wildfires - The Beacon
6/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
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 3:00:00 AM
Can ‘Big Data’ Help Fight Big Fires? Firefighters Are Betting on It    The New York Times LOS ANGELES — As out-of-control wildfires in the West grow more frequent and more intense, fire departments in Southern California are looking to big data ...

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 ...

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.

Trump is aiming to hit California where hurts – again - Fresno Bee
5/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Trump is aiming to hit California where hurts – again    Fresno Bee Get out your rakes. President Trump is attacking California's forest fire management again. Wildfire season is almost here and, in an ongoing effort to make sure ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

California officials focus on forest management after fires - KDRV
3/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
California officials focus on forest management after fires    KDRV After successive years of devastating wildfires, California's fire agency announced a plan Tuesday that would dramatically increase the removal of dead trees ...

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 ...

California's worsening wildfires, explained - CALmatters
3/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
California's worsening wildfires, explained    CALmatters In California, wildfire season is now nearly year-round. Our reporters explore why and what could help fireproof the Golden State.

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 ...

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 ...

Must Reads: Here’s how Paradise ignored warnings and became a deathtrap - Los Angeles Times
12/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Must Reads: Here’s how Paradise ignored warnings and became a deathtrap    Los Angeles Times The fate of Paradise was cast long before a windstorm last month fueled the deadliest fire in California history. The ridge settlement was doomed by its proximity ...

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 ...

Business News Report rips expensive decisions in California wildfire fight AP 4:45 PM, Dec 15 - kjrh.com
12/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Business News Report rips expensive decisions in California wildfire fight AP 4:45 PM, Dec 15    kjrh.com A new report criticizes decisions made to stop a 2016 fire in California's Big Sur area that became the costliest wildfire fight in U.S. history. The report by a ...

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.

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.

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.

President Donald J. Trump's Administration Is Providing Support to Fight the California Wildfires and Help Those Affected - Whitehouse.gov
11/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
President Donald J. Trump's Administration Is Providing Support to Fight the California Wildfires and Help Those Affected    Whitehouse.gov President Donald J. Trump is offering full support to California during their response to the wildfires.

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 ...

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 THE LIGHTBULB. Smoke and ash partially block out the sun as the Woolsey Fire moves through Cornell Road near the Paramount Ranch late last week in ...

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 - Dayton Daily News
11/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Trump criticizes California fire management as 'so poor' in tweet    Dayton Daily News 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 With wildfires smoldering all over California, prevention has risen to the top of lawmakers' agenda. A key process in managing forests for fire resistance is ...

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
Fire Chief's Corner: Wildfires and insurance - Tahoe Daily Tribune
9/17/2019 10:06:26 AM
Fire Chief's Corner: Wildfires and insurance    Tahoe Daily Tribune As you may have heard there is a home insurance crisis in California, and Truckee is no exception. State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara put on a Town ...

Hamilton Branch establishes Firewise Committee - Plumas County Newspapers
9/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Hamilton Branch establishes Firewise Committee    Plumas County Newspapers With all the turmoil in Northern California counties in the aftermath of the Carr and Camp Fires, many communities have been scrambling to help mitigate some ...

Chief's Corner: On wildfires and insurance - Sierra Sun
9/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Chief's Corner: On wildfires and insurance    Sierra Sun As you may have heard there is a home insurance crisis in California, and Truckee is no exception. State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara put on a Town ...

California insurance commissioner hosts fire insurance town hall - The Union of Grass Valley
8/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
California insurance commissioner hosts fire insurance town hall    The Union of Grass Valley Nearly every week, a Nevada County homeowner goes public with a lament that has become all too common: their insurance company has sent them a notice of ...

California Fair Plan provides insurance option for Nevada County homeowners in need - The Union of Grass Valley
6/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
California Fair Plan provides insurance option for Nevada County homeowners in need    The Union of Grass Valley The California Fair Plan website is clear: the program is a last resort, and should be used only after a homeowner attempts to gain coverage elsewhere.

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.

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 ...