Wildfire Resources in Santa Cruz County

 CalFire Units and Fire Management Plans

   
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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 (4)
There are 4 resources serving Santa Cruz County in the following categories:
map itMap of CalFire Units and Fire Management Plans Organizations & Professionals serving Santa Cruz 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

 Fire Management

   
Show Articles on Fire Management (18)
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 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 

 

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 (59)
There are 59 resources serving Santa Cruz County in the following categories:
map itMap of Fire Management Organizations & Professionals serving Santa Cruz 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
Central Coast Forest Association
- Scotts Valley, 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
Laura Alber, MF
Urban Forest Consulting - Forester/Integrated Pest Management Expert - Oakland, 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
Meghan Reeves
- CAL FIRE Forester - Santa Rosa, CA
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
Campbell Global, LLC
John Gilleland - Chief Executive Officer & Chairman - Portland, 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

   
Show Articles on Firewise Communities (17)
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 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 

 

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 Santa Cruz County in the following categories:
map itMap of Firewise Communities Organizations & Professionals serving Santa Cruz County
Fire Safe Councils
Bonny Doon Fire Safe Council
Joe Christy - Santa Cruz, CA
California Fire Safe Council, Inc
Amber Gardner - Clearinghouse Manager - Glendora, CA
Soquel Fire Safe Council
Thadyne Borchert - Soquel, 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
The new Director of CAL FIRE addressed climate change - 9 years ago - Wildfire Today
1/18/2019 1:49:00 PM
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: The First Climate-Change Bankruptcy, Probably Not the Last - The Wall Street Journal
1/18/2019 9:00:00 AM
PG&E: The First Climate-Change Bankruptcy, Probably Not the Last    The Wall Street Journal The fast fall of PG&E after California's wildfires is a jolt for companies considering the uncertain risks of a warming planet.

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.

California Governor Proposes $150M in Wildfire Investments, 911 Fee - Insurance Journal
1/10/2019 11:00:53 AM
California Governor Proposes $150M in Wildfire Investments, 911 Fee    Insurance Journal California Gov. Gavin Newsom has pledged *fresh* investments to prevent, fight and escape wildfires, including millions to help local governments improve.

Wildfire Investments, 911 Fee Proposed by California Governor - Claims Journal
1/10/2019 9:43:58 AM
Wildfire Investments, 911 Fee Proposed by California Governor    Claims Journal California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday pledged *fresh* investments to prevent, fight and escape wildfires, including millions to help local governments.

CA, FEMA launch cleanup after Camp Fire as Pelosi seeks review - Sacramento Bee
1/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
CA, FEMA launch cleanup after Camp Fire as Pelosi seeks review    Sacramento 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 ...

California governor proposes wildfire investments, 911 fee - Tahoe Daily Tribune
1/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
California governor proposes wildfire investments, 911 fee    Tahoe Daily Tribune COLFAX, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday pledged *fresh* investments to prevent, fight and escape wildfires, including millions to help local ...

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 ...

California isn’t built for 21st century wildfires — here’s what the state could do - Davis Enterprise
12/31/2018 6:30:34 PM
California isn’t built for 21st century wildfires — here’s what the state could do    Davis Enterprise In 2008, Paradise was spared. That June, a fire broke out in one of the canyons southwest of the Butte County town and quickly roared east, up and over the ...

ProPublica: California knew the Carr Fire could happen. The state failed to prevent it. - Winters Express
12/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
ProPublica: California knew the Carr Fire could happen. The state failed to prevent it.    Winters Express By Keith Schneider · ProPublica. On the afternoon of July 23, a tire on a recreational trailer blew apart on the pavement of State Route 299 about 15 miles ...

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 Many residents move to northern California for the trees. But as wildfires become deadlier, many are facing a choice: cut the trees or move out.

California Wildfires - San Francisco Chronicle
12/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Wildfires    San Francisco Chronicle California wildfires 2018: Complete coverage of 2018 fire season in California.

CAL FIRE lifts burn permit suspension in San Bernardino County - VVdailypress.com
12/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
CAL FIRE lifts burn permit suspension in San Bernardino County    VVdailypress.com CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit Chief Glenn Barley is formally cancelling the burn permit suspension for San Bernardino County at 6 a.m. Monday, the California ...

California plans technology conference to help fight wildfires - StateScoop
11/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
California plans technology conference to help 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 ...

Cal Fire lifts burn permit suspension | Press Releases - Calaveras Enterprise
11/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Cal Fire lifts burn permit suspension | Press Releases    Calaveras Enterprise California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit Chief Josh White has lifted the burn permit suspension, effective ...

California isn’t built for 21st century wildfires - Chico Enterprise-Record
11/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
California isn’t built for 21st century wildfires    Chico Enterprise-Record In 2008, Paradise was spared. That June, a fire broke out in one of the canyons southwest of the Butte County town and quickly roared east, up and over the ...

California Fires Update: Smoke Map Video Shows Wildfire Pollution Reaching East Coast - Newsweek
11/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Fires Update: Smoke Map Video Shows Wildfire Pollution Reaching East Coast    Newsweek A smoke map using National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts shows how pollution from the California fires spread to the U.S. East Coast.

Conditions in local hills are ripe for wildfire - Mountain View Voice
11/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Conditions in local hills are ripe for wildfire    Mountain View Voice The Bay Area, including the Midpeninsula, at great risk for a large fire similar to the Camp Fire in Butte County, a California Department of Forestry and Fire ...

Camp Fire death toll increases to 79 | Updates - ABC10.com KXTV
11/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Camp Fire death toll increases to 79 | Updates    ABC10.com KXTV A Northern California sheriff says two more sets of human remains were found Monday, bringing the total number killed in the Camp Fire to 79.

Serving Time And Fighting California Wildfires - NPR
11/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Serving Time And Fighting California Wildfires    NPR Close to 1500 inmates have been sent to battle the wildfires in Northern California. They are paid less than minimum wage, and some critics have decried the ...

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 ...

Devastating wildfire; could it happen here? | The Press Tribune Newspaper - Press Tribune Newspaper
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Devastating wildfire; could it happen here? | The Press Tribune Newspaper    Press Tribune Newspaper California is enduring historic wildfires across the state. According to CAL FIRE (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) the Camp Fire north of ...

California's Camp Fire Becomes The Deadliest Wildfire In State History - KPBS
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
California's Camp Fire Becomes The Deadliest Wildfire In State History    KPBS At least 42 people have died in the Northern California blaze that burned through the town of Paradise with shocking speed.

California’s fire heroes deserve our gratitude - The Sacramento Bee
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
California’s fire heroes deserve our gratitude    The Sacramento Bee Close to 9000 firefighters are on the ground battling the Butte County Camp Fire and the Woolsey Fire centered in Malibu. Californians should be profoundly ...

Investors flee as PG&E faces scrutiny over cause of Camp Fire - The Sacramento Bee
11/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Investors flee as PG&E faces scrutiny over cause of Camp Fire    The Sacramento Bee Pacific Gas & Electric Co., known as PG&E, is facing more scrutiny and criticism over alleged causes of California wildfires, as the death toll in the Camp Fire ...

Emotional Rescues During California Wildfire - Firefighter Nation
11/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Emotional Rescues During California Wildfire    Firefighter Nation The fire that leveled the town of 27000 people and claimed at least 23 lives roared in so fast that for the first 24 hours, there was virtually no firefight at all — just ...

Professor uses statistics to better assess California wildfire risks - Penn State News
11/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Professor uses statistics to better assess California wildfire risks    Penn State News Destructive wildfires in California cause the loss of homes, businesses and human life each year. A Penn State statistics professor is working to help mitigate the ...

'Hell was knocking on our door': Paradise is lost, but it's happened before - Merced Sun-Star
11/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
'Hell was knocking on our door': Paradise is lost, but it's happened before    Merced Sun-Star The Northern California town of Paradise has long faced risk of wildfire destruction, but had survived until this week's Camp Fire burned thousands of homes.

Paradise lost: California fires rage on - Phys.Org
11/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Paradise lost: California fires rage on    Phys.Org Firefighters in California on Saturday battled raging blazes at both ends of the state that have left at least nine people dead and thousands of homes destroyed, ...

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 ...

CA wildfire threats could lead PG&E to cut power to parts of nine counties - San Francisco Chronicle
11/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
CA wildfire threats could lead PG&E to cut power to parts of nine counties    San Francisco Chronicle Extreme fire danger in Northern California this week prompted PG&E on Wednesday to warn of possible power outages as the company considers shutting off ...

Pent up fuel: State and federal agencies focus on increasing prescribed burns for wildfire prevention, but environmental groups say that's not the answer | Cover Story - Santa Maria Sun
10/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Pent up fuel: State and federal agencies focus on increasing prescribed burns for wildfire prevention, but environmental groups say that's not the answer | Cover Story    Santa Maria Sun An estimated 129 million trees in California are dead. It sounds apocalyptic, but it's true. About one-fifth of those, or 27 million, died between November 2016 and ...

Getting Back What You Lost — Rebuilding In A Wildfire Zone - NPR
10/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Getting Back What You Lost — Rebuilding In A Wildfire Zone    NPR In northern California, homes are being rebuilt in the same area that burned to the ground in last year's Tubbs Fire. Despite the risk, a severe housing shortage ...

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 ...

How Two Businesses Are Bouncing Back From California's Most Destructive Wildfire - Fortune
10/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
How Two Businesses Are Bouncing Back From California's Most Destructive Wildfire    Fortune A year after the worst of the 2017 California wildfires, Paradise Ridge Winery and Keysight Technologies recover from the Tubbs Fire.

HFD and CalFire hot on the heels of hometown blazes - Benitolink: San Benito County News
9/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
HFD and CalFire hot on the heels of hometown blazes    Benitolink: San Benito County News This year California is seeing an earlier, longer and more destructive wildfire season because of drought conditions, with warmer weather also being a factor.

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's Delta Fire: 15,294+ acres scorched in 24 hours, 'human involvement' blamed - Boing Boing
9/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
California's Delta Fire: 15,294+ acres scorched in 24 hours, 'human involvement' blamed    Boing Boing The area burning from the massive Delta fire in Shasta County, California tripled in size overnight, scorching 15294 acres and counting as of Thursday afternoon ...

California Adopts New Fire Plan - YubaNet
8/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
California Adopts New Fire Plan    YubaNet Sacramento, Aug. 30, 2018 – As destructive wildfires continue to burn throughout California, the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Board) took ...

Firefighters say Verizon ‘throttled’ data, crippling communications during California wildfire - The Sacramento Bee
8/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Firefighters say Verizon ‘throttled’ data, crippling communications during California wildfire    The Sacramento Bee Santa Clara County's fire agency, in a legal filing over net neutrality, blasted internet *service* provider Verizon for crippling its communications during the ...

Fire prevention programs receive 11 California Climate Investments grants - Paradise Post
8/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fire prevention programs receive 11 California Climate Investments grants    Paradise Post Butte County Fire Safe Council met last month to apply for the six California Climate Investment grants and was awarded among the five organizations who ...

The increasing toll on California firefighters on the front lines - The Modesto Bee
8/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
The increasing toll on California firefighters on the front lines    The Modesto Bee The longer and more destructive wildfire season is taking an increasing toll on firefighters and their families. It's good that Cal Fire is trying to get out ahead of ...

Legislation to transfer 7 Coast Guard HC-130H's to CAL FIRE lands on President's desk - Fire Aviation
8/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Legislation to transfer 7 Coast Guard HC-130H's to CAL FIRE lands on President's desk    Fire Aviation The amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 to authorize the transfer of seven HC-130H aircraft to the state of California ...

Bulldozer slipped 3 times before firefighter’s fatal plunge near Yosemite - Houston Chronicle
8/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Bulldozer slipped 3 times before firefighter’s fatal plunge near Yosemite    Houston Chronicle For more than four hours, no one heard from Braden Varney. The 10-year veteran of California's firefighting force had been dispatched to bulldoze a firebreak on ...

Two wildland fires sparked over the past week in east county - Calaveras Enterprise
8/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Two wildland fires sparked over the past week in east county    Calaveras Enterprise California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection units and other fire agencies responded to two wildland fires over the past week, one in Mountain Ranch ...

CA Cal Fire Firefighters Wildfire Blaze New Normal Carr Ferguson - Firehouse.com
7/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
CA Cal Fire Firefighters Wildfire Blaze New Normal Carr Ferguson    Firehouse.com With 15 destructive wildfires currently burning across California, firefighters in the state have begun to accept these conditions as a "new normal."

'All about smoke and sweat and grit': Firefighters battle on in California - USA TODAY
7/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
'All about smoke and sweat and grit': Firefighters battle on in California    USA TODAY Firefighters battling intense heat, strong winds and even 'firenadoes' reported promising headway on the most massive blaze, a deadly inferno that has ...

3 practical steps to reduce wildfires in California - San Francisco Chronicle
7/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
3 practical steps to reduce wildfires in California    San Francisco Chronicle A single forest fire can release four or five times as much greenhouse gas than are reduced by a year's worth of government-regulated industry and personal ...

California lawmakers could change law to help utilities offset wildfire risk and save them billions of dollars - CNBC
7/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
California lawmakers could change law to help utilities offset wildfire risk and save them billions of dollars    CNBC California lawmakers are looking at legislation that would provide liability relief for utilities in the state that face billions of dollars in risk from wildfires.

Fighting fire with fire in the new California - OCRegister
7/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fighting fire with fire in the new California    OCRegister In the California of 2018, there are little fires everywhere, every day — and most of the time, awfully big ones, too. It is nothing short of extraordinary how quickly ...

Yosemite wildfire doubles in size, could 'become a major threat' - USA TODAY
7/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Yosemite wildfire doubles in size, could 'become a major threat'    USA TODAY An uncontrolled California wildfire more than doubled in size and was raging through more than 14 square miles of brush and forest, forcing closure of a key ...

Georges Fire Inyo County: Lightning-Caused Wildfire In California Spreads - Newsweek
7/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Georges Fire Inyo County: Lightning-Caused Wildfire In California Spreads    Newsweek Fire officials announced Thursday that the Georges Fire in Inyo County, California, has grown to 2,883 acres. The lightning-caused fire, which first ignited on ...

Why Is California Rebuilding in Fire Country? Because You're Paying for It - Bloomberg
3/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Why Is California Rebuilding in Fire Country? Because You're Paying for It    Bloomberg After last year's calamity, officials are making the same decisions that put homeowners at risk in the first place.

Cal Fire Says It’s Focusing on Fire Prevention; But Critics Say Current Efforts Leave State Vulnerable to More Mega Fires - NBC Bay Area
11/7/2017 3:00:00 AM
Cal Fire Says It’s Focusing on Fire Prevention; But Critics Say Current Efforts Leave State Vulnerable to More Mega Fires    NBC Bay Area Wildfire scientists say that to prevent another mega fire, Northern California needs to quickly expand its fire prevention programs. The NBC Bay Area ...

Fire Management News Items
Op-Ed | We need to use modern technologies to prevent wildfires - Daily Californian
1/22/2019 5:05:50 AM
Op-Ed | We need to use modern technologies to prevent wildfires    Daily Californian As a modern society, we need to develop, harness and integrate the state-of-the-art technologies across many fields in order to produce robust and affordable ...

What PG&E bankruptcy could mean for fire prevention efforts - San Francisco Chronicle
1/21/2019 7:00:00 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 ...

Concern for Destructive Fires, Growing Season Intensifies in California - KCET
1/16/2019 7:00:51 PM
Concern for Destructive Fires, Growing Season Intensifies in California    KCET Life is slowly returning to Thousand Oaks and Malibu. Weeks after the wind-driven Woolsey fire roared through the communities, green grasses are growing on ...

Letter: Why California is burning - The Fayetteville Observer
1/14/2019 3:56:00 PM
Letter: Why California is burning    The Fayetteville Observer President Donald Trump recently tweeted that “Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for forest fires that, with proper forest management, would ...

The Latest: California's McCarthy backs Trump fire comments - SF Gate
1/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
The Latest: California's McCarthy backs Trump fire comments    SF Gate SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Trump's comments on California wildfires (all times local):. 1:20 p.m.. Recommended Video. Created with Sketch.

State Highlights: Trump Tells California To Manage Its Forests Or Lose Disaster Funds For Wildfires; Idaho Appeals Ruling Ordering Surgery For Transgender Inmate - Kaiser Health News
1/10/2019 8:44:09 AM
State Highlights: Trump Tells California To Manage Its Forests Or Lose Disaster Funds For Wildfires; Idaho Appeals Ruling Ordering Surgery For Transgender Inmate    Kaiser Health News Media outlets report on news from California, Idaho, Massachusetts, Georgia, Arizona, Florida, Missouri, Arkansas, Maryland, Texas, Philadelphia and Virginia.

Trump has no right to withhold emergency funds from California: Pelosi - Reuters
1/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Trump has no right to withhold emergency funds from California: Pelosi    Reuters U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rebuked President Donald Trump for threatening to block disaster aid for California, a state ...

Wildfire assistance threat a concern for Lilac Fire survivor - 10News
1/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Wildfire assistance threat a concern for Lilac Fire survivor    10News President Trump threatened Tuesday to cut the California wildfire aid program that a North San Diego County homeowner credits for helping him rebuild from ...

Profits and flames: Private firefighters an option for the wealthy - Cronkite News
12/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Profits and flames: Private firefighters an option for the wealthy    Cronkite News BOISE, Idaho – The fire season across the West has been brutal. In California, the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire together left more than 88 dead and 15,000 ...

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 ...

ProPublica: California knew the Carr Fire could happen. The state failed to prevent it. - Winters Express
12/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
ProPublica: California knew the Carr Fire could happen. The state failed to prevent it.    Winters Express By Keith Schneider · ProPublica. On the afternoon of July 23, a tire on a recreational trailer blew apart on the pavement of State Route 299 about 15 miles ...

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.

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 ...

BLM to host hiring open house for Central California seasonal wildland fire positions - Santa Barbara Independent
12/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
BLM to host hiring open house for Central California seasonal wildland fire positions    Santa Barbara Independent BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Central California District is accepting applications for 2019 summer seasonal wildland firefighting ...

California plans technology conference to help fight wildfires - StateScoop
11/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
California plans technology conference to help 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 ...

New California bill would protect PG&E from liabilities connected to wildfires - KGO-TV
11/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
New California bill would protect PG&E from liabilities connected to wildfires    KGO-TV California lawmakers are drafting a bill to protect PG&E from going bankrupt. The bill would protect utilities from liabilities specifically connected to wildfires in ...

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 ...

What Should We Know About Wildfires in California - EcoWatch
11/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
What Should We Know About Wildfires in California    EcoWatch The Camp Fire raging in Northern California is now the most devastating and deadly fire in the state's recorded history. Simultaneously, deadly and destructive ...

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.

5 big myths about wildfire - The Wilderness Society
11/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
5 big myths about wildfire    The Wilderness Society The scale of life and property lost due to large wildfires like those in California is shocking and painful. These fires are growing bigger and more destructive than ...

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 ...

California brewers create 'Resilience IPA' to help Camp Fire victims in Butte County - KGO-TV
11/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
California brewers create 'Resilience IPA' to help Camp Fire victims in Butte County    KGO-TV California brewers are coming together to help victims of the camp fire.

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.

Butte firefighters help battle California blazes - Montana Standard
11/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Butte firefighters help battle California blazes    Montana Standard On Sunday, the Butte Silver-Bow Fire Department sent five firefighters and two engines to Southern California to help fight the Woolsey Fire as part of a ...

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 Indigenous residents say traditional practices and careful burns could temper blazes.

California's fire management policies are 'blithering idiocy' - GOPUSA
11/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
California's fire management policies are 'blithering idiocy'    GOPUSA If you've lived in California for a long time, you probably remember something called a “controlled burn,” the practice of intentionally setting fires to limit the ...

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 ...

CNN meteorologist fact-checks President's claims California fires due to poor forest management - Wildfire Today
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
CNN meteorologist fact-checks President's claims California fires due to poor forest management    Wildfire Today November 28, 2018. In "President". Federal preparedness under fire. An article in the Monterey County Herald explores the current state of preparedness of ...

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 ...

Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad management - Phys.Org
11/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad management    Phys.Org Both nature and humans share blame for California's devastating wildfires, but forest management did not play a major role, despite President Donald Trump's ...

Camp Fire: Before and after photos show wildfire devastation in Butte County town of Paradise - KGO-TV
11/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Camp Fire: Before and after photos show wildfire devastation in Butte County town of Paradise    KGO-TV These are some before and after photos of the Paradise since the destructive Camp Fire ravaged the Northern California town.

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.

Jimmy Kimmel Slams Trump's Response to California Wildfires - Hollywood Reporter
11/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Jimmy Kimmel Slams Trump's Response to California Wildfires    Hollywood Reporter During his show Monday night, Jimmy Kimmel called President Trump "wrong" for blaming the recent California wildfires on "poor" forest management.

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 Is Wrong About What Is Causing the Devastating Fires in California - Slate
11/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Trump Is Wrong About What Is Causing the Devastating Fires in California    Slate On Saturday morning, Donald Trump tweeted about the wildfires currently burning in both Northern and Southern California: ...

Golder Ranch, other local firefighters en route to battle California wildfires - Tucson News Now
11/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Golder Ranch, other local firefighters en route to battle California wildfires    Tucson News Now Golder Ranch firefighters are on their way to California to help battle three wildfires that have destroyed thousands of buildings and forced evacuations.

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.

Salvage logging, planting not necessary to regenerate Douglas firs after Klamath fires - Science Daily
10/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Salvage logging, planting not necessary to regenerate Douglas firs after Klamath fires    Science Daily Researchers looking at the aftermath of wildfires in southwestern Oregon and northern California found that after 20 years, even in severely burned areas, ...

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 ...

Fuel Matters: Why Wildfire Behavior Depends on What's Burning - KQED
10/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fuel Matters: Why Wildfire Behavior Depends on What's Burning    KQED In his latest attack on California's forest management policies, President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday that the solution to the state's punishing wildfire ...

Trump just keeps hitting California with empty threats - The Washington Post
10/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Trump just keeps hitting California with empty threats    The Washington Post President Trump is fond of making threats to withhold financial support from countries that don't do his bidding. But his fondness for threatening other countries is ...

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.

The California Indigenous Peoples Using Fire for Agroforestry - Pacific Standard
10/16/2018 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 ...

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, ...

Cal Fire funding grants to reduce fire - The Union of Grass Valley
10/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Cal Fire funding grants to reduce fire    The Union of Grass Valley The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced the availability of up to $155 million for Fire Prevention and Forest Health projects. Cal Fire ...

Fighting fire with fire: A Q&A with Kent Lightfoot - UC Berkeley
9/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fighting fire with fire: A Q&A with Kent Lightfoot    UC Berkeley As catastrophic wildfires rip through California, it is easy to forget that flames are not always a thing to fight. At a panel discussion on Thursday Sept. 27, top ...

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 ...

Solvang library free lecture: 'Fire Management and the Future of Southern California’s Sky Islands' - Santa Maria Times
9/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Solvang library free lecture: 'Fire Management and the Future of Southern California’s Sky Islands'    Santa Maria Times The Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society and Solvang Library are hosting a talk about wildfire and regional biodiversity by distinguished herpetologist ...

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 ...

Reinforcements called in for Taylor Creek and Klondike fires - Mail Tribune
8/18/2018 2:25:53 PM
Reinforcements called in for Taylor Creek and Klondike fires    Mail Tribune The Taylor Creek and Klondike fires grew about 4000 acres overnight, and hot, windy weather Saturday and Sunday could fan the flames more, but a California ...

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 ...

Workers clear escape routes as SLO County braces for wildfire - The Tribune
8/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Workers clear escape routes as SLO County braces for wildfire    The Tribune As wildfires burn across California, work crews in San Luis Obispo County are clearing brush alongside evacuation routes. SLO County Fire Safe Council ...

A staggering death toll for firefighters in California's summer of flames - Los Angeles Times
8/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
A staggering death toll for firefighters in California's summer of flames    Los Angeles Times Deadly toll for firefighters during California firestorms.

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 ...

Firefighters From Australia and New Zealand Are Coming to Help Battle California's Wildfires - TIME
8/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Firefighters From Australia and New Zealand Are Coming to Help Battle California's Wildfires    TIME JULY 31 - A firefighter tries to control a back burn as the Carr fire continues to spread towards the towns of Douglas City and Lewiston near Redding, California.

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 ...

Northern California Fire Updates: Latest details, map - Sacramento Bee
6/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Northern California Fire Updates: Latest details, map    Sacramento Bee A rash of fires that broke out amid high winds and hot weather continued to burn across Northern California on Monday, with fire crews working through the night ...

Gov. Brown declares state of emergency in fire-ravaged Lake County - Sacramento Bee
6/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Gov. Brown declares state of emergency in fire-ravaged Lake County    Sacramento Bee California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Lake County on Monday as the Pawnee Fire continued to rage uncontrolled.

Fire Management in California’s Chaparral Harms Birds - GotScience.org
4/3/2018 2:46:26 AM
Fire Management in California’s Chaparral Harms Birds    GotScience.org researchers investigating the effect of fire management practices on birds in California's chaparral have found that one practice known as mastication, which ...

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
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for Nov. 18, 2018 - Marin Independent Journal
11/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for Nov. 18, 2018    Marin Independent Journal As Californians ponder and assess the effects of the disastrous and devastating wildfires that have plagued the state, pressing questions need to be asked. Gov.

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 ...

California State Senator Introduces the Wildfire Safety and Recovery Act to Promote Fire Prevention and Access to Home Insurance - Sierra Sun Times
12/21/2017 3:00:00 AM
California State Senator Introduces the Wildfire Safety and Recovery Act to Promote Fire Prevention and Access to Home Insurance    Sierra Sun Times 2017 Railroad Fire in Madera and Mariposa Counties Credit: Madera County Sheriff's Office December 21, 2017 - SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senator Ricardo Lara ...

Firewise landscape planning helps minimize risks of wildfires - Salisbury Post - Salisbury Post
12/8/2017 3:00:00 AM
Firewise landscape planning helps minimize risks of wildfires - Salisbury Post    Salisbury Post By Amy-Lynn Albertson. Rowan County Extension director. In Oregon and Montana this past summer, more than a million acres burned in wildfires. In California ...

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 ...

Wildfire Publicity Lights Fire Under California Homeowners - Insurance Journal
6/3/2014 3:00:00 AM
Wildfire Publicity Lights Fire Under California Homeowners    Insurance Journal The recent plague of wildfires in Southern California and in neighboring states seems to have more people checking on their homeowners policies – and more.

Plan Ahead to Help Minimize Wildfire Risk - PR Newswire
9/24/2010 3:00:00 AM
Plan Ahead to Help Minimize Wildfire Risk    PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- California residents know that wildfires can occur at any time when temperatures rise, humidity drops and destructive...