One Planet: Preparing for California's future fires
On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss what California is doing to prepare for the next big fires. Last year, California experienced some of the deadliest and most destructive fires in the state’s history.
More than two million people live in areas that are deemed hazardous for wildfires. What preventative measures have been put in place since last year’s mega fires?
Brandon Collins, research scientist with the US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, and the Center for Fire Research and Outreach at UC Berkeley
Chris Dicus, professor of wildland fire and fuels management at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
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Sacramento Bee: California races to deter disaster as towns face fire risk
LA Times: Late-season rains mask looming fire danger as lush plants turn dry and explosive
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