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After the Caldor Fire the Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service created an excellent series of videos that provide a simple and concise explanation of why wildfires are becoming an increasingly serious problem and what can be done to address this threat. Although these videos discuss landscape scale mitigation efforts the same principles apply to smaller projects.
Learn how fuel loading, wind, terrain, and drought in California combine to create extreme wildfire intensity and behavior.
In this episode, we examine how fuel treatment areas on National Forest System lands changed the intensity of the Caldor Fire and provided opportunities for community defense. Please help us spread this episode far and wide by sharing over all of your networks.
This episode of California FOREST NEWS features two experts from behind the scenes of the Caldor Fire: The Forest Supervisors of the Eldorado National Forest and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Hear their opinion on the importance of Fuel Treatment Areas.
This episode explains the importance of routine, low intensity fire within California’s fire adapted ecosystems. It also explains the consequences of removing, low intensity fire from these same ecosystems and landscapes including the buildup of hazardous fuels.
This episode is all about Prescribed Fire. Learn about the different types of prescribed fire as well as the methodical process the U.S. Forest Service and our partners utilize to reintroduce beneficial, low-intensity fire to the California forests.
Doing fuels reduction work will give firefighters the best possible chance of defending your property and community in the event of a wildfire. With enough time and sufficient resources firefighting personnel will put in dozer lines, remove fuels and conduct backburns as part of their structure protection efforts. But when time is short and resources are scare doing that work in advance can make all the difference.