Field Trip to Irish O’Manual — May 31st

Field Trip to Irish O’Manual — May 31st

  The ACCG Planning Group met on 31-May-2017 at the Calaveras Ranger District, Hathaway Pines.  The main topic was the District’s Fire Prevention Program and included site visits to the Irish/O’Manuel Fuel Break and a Tree Mortality mitigation operation on its...
CFSC June 2017 Newsletter

CFSC June 2017 Newsletter

New issue of California Fire Science Consortium Newsletter, including a new research brief on Parsing Ecosystem Responses: Divergent Fire-Climate Patterns for California Landscapes. Read full newsletter: Click...
How Unhealthy Forests Affect Water Supply

How Unhealthy Forests Affect Water Supply

An article by LORI POTTINGER MAY 30, 2017, posted by Public Policy Institute of California

California’s mountain forests have been badly stressed by years of drought and fire suppression practices that encourage overly dense stands of trees. We talked to Scott Stephens―a forestry and wildfire expert at UC Berkeley and a member of the PPIC Water Policy Center research network―about how unhealthy forests affect the watershed.