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Living with Fire in CA Coast Ranges Symposium

Living with Fire in California’s Coast Ranges Symposium was held in May 2018. The symposium included 22 presentations by CAL FIRE officials and national experts on fire ecology, meteorology, fire resilient building techniques, fire safe community strategies, and other topics.

These expert presentations, and a selection of live videos produced by KRCB Northern California Public Media, are now available online. A proceedings document with presentation highlights and photos from the symposium and field trips are also now available. Here are some examples:

  • Intro to fire ecology by Dr. Scott Stephens of UC Berkeley's Stephens Lab for fire science
  • Creating defensible space by Ben Nicholls CAL FIRE's pre-fire division chief for Sonoma, Lake and Napa counties
  • Home design and retrofitting techniques for wildfire defense by Yana Valachovic, of UC Cooperative Extension
  • Meteorology and weather associated with extreme wildfire by Dr. Craig Clements of San Jose State University

Access these presentations and more on the Pepperwood Preserve site.