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Media

2019 Fire Science Retreat Summary: Visiting the Carr and Delta Fires

 

Sustainable Northwest Storyboard: Adapting Western US Forests to Climate Change & Wildfires: Ten Common Questions

 

Gov. Brown’s Venado Declaration: Keep Our Forests

Sign the Venado Declaration here

 

Mark Mutti film: Angeles NF, Episode 1: Fire Year

 

California Legislative Brief: LiDAR: What can it measure and how can it best be used?

 

Concise, effective summary of CA wildfire problem by Kite and Key Media

 

Self-serving garbage in the Sacramento Bee (excellent article summarizing the lack of credible science used by some environmental advocates)

 

Recent (Last 3 Years) Media:

 

Epoch Times: Red tape stokes devastating wildfire

 

EOS: Reevaluating Ecosystems on the Basis of Climate Change Vulnerability

 

Science Daily: Just what is a resilient forest anyway?

 

Fresno Bee: Too extreme?

 

Bloomberg News: To save western U.S. forests, cut them way back

 

S.F. Chronicle: Drought, fire and beetles

 

Science Daily: Just what is a ‘resilient’ forest, anyway?

 

KQED radio: How will California forests adapt to climate change?

(broadcast in San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Orlando, Washington DC)

 

NY Times: To save Tahoe, they spared no expense

 

S.D. Tribune: CA timberland owners suffer losses

 

A.P./ABC News: CA fire season sets records

 

National Geographic: More good fire could help California

 

Bloomburg: Scientists are trying to make California forests more fire resilient

 

LA Times: Wildfire plan favors logging over homeowners

 

Knowable Magazine: How to rebuild California forests, with climate in mind

 

NBC Bay Area: Experts Frustrated by Stalled Efforts to Counter Megafires

 

Bloomberg: Learning to live with fire and each other

 

NPR: Fighting wildfires with more fire

 

ABC10: Could setting fires be the key to stopping fires?

 

AAAS EurekAlert!: Thinning and prescribed fire treatments reduce tree mortality

 

NY Times: Trump Administration Rejects California’s Request for Wildfire Relief

 

UC Davis Podcast: California wildfires

 

Stateline: California needs more fire to fix its wildfire problem

 

GV Wire: Biomass would help reduce wildfire problem

 

Die Welt: California wildfires

 

Forbes: Good forest management needed for better wildfire

 

LA Times:  Dead trees fuel unprecedented wildfire

 

Forbes: Making forest fires worse

 

KCBS In Depth: How did California’s fire season get so destructive

 

ProPublica: They know how to prevent megafires.  Why won’t anybody listen?

 

Scientific American: California looks to battle mega-wildfires with fire

 

The Union Democrat: Why California spends billions but can’t control its wildfires

 

Gannett News: Democratic Presidential Candidates response to CA wildfire question

 

NPR All Things Considered: Is there a better way to fight massive wildfires

 

National Geographic: Regrowing Forests

 

Washington Post: Wet California winter and wildfire

 

LA Times: Here’s how California can use fire to solve its wildfire problem

 

NY Times: To Help Prevent the Next Big Wildfire, Let the Forest Burn

 

NPR Here and Now: Trump Claims California is Wasting Water

 

NPR All Things Considered: Megafires more frequent with climate change and forest management

 

NPR All Things Considered: Fire ecologists say more fire should be left to burn.

 

High Country News: What fire researchers learned

 

Yale E360: A Push to Turn Dead Trees into Biomass

 

UC Office of Research: How Researchers Are Responding to Mitigate California’s Wildfire Crisis

 

UCD Science and Climate: Australia’s wildfires in a California context

 

Forbes Magazine: Why Everything They Say About California Fires

 

Popular Science: California is primed to burn

 

The Seattle Times: Restoring old-growth forests could help fight climate change

 

Comstock: Fueling the Fight

 

L.A. PBS KCET: The New Normal

 

SF Chronicle: Government shutdown: How science research is grinding to a halt

 

SDPB Radio:  Megafires More Frequent Because Of Climate Change And Forest Management

 

Now This News: Climate change is making fires harder to fight

 

MIT Technology Review: California needs to reinvent its fire policies…

 

S.D. Tribune: California, Trump eye logging…

 

The Mercury News: Megafires: Controlled burns could reduce…

 

The Desert Sun: As California fires rage…

 

Capitol Public Radio: Dangerous wildfires like the Carr fire…

 

S.F. Chronicle: Fixing state’s fire problem

 

CNN: Record-breaking California fire…

 

The Mercury News: Is California’s firefighting strategy…

 

Yale Environment 360: Fighting fire with fire:

Sample of Older Media:

 

NY Times: As Fires Grow, a New Landscape Appears in the West

 

PBS Nova: Controlled Fires Could Actually Save the Forest

 

Wall Street Journal: Felling Trees to Restrain Wildfire

 

Capitol Public Radio: USFS Prevents Its Own Scientist from Talking about Study

 

NPR All Things Considered: One Year after California’s Rim Fire

 

NY Times: Let the Forests Burn

 

NY Times: Protecting the Forests, and Hoping for Payback

 

High Country News: Fire scientists fight over what Western forest should look like

Outreach:

Creating more resilient forests through active management

 

Forest Fires: Answers to 12 Common Questions

 

Results of the Teakettle Experiment (pdf of 37 slides)

Sierra Nevada Conservancy: Restoring Fire: A solution for the Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada Conservancy: Fire Exclusion: A problem in the Sierra Nevada

 

Research Briefs for Managers:

 

What is forest resilience and how do we measure it?

 

Using Pyrosilviculture to Make Forests Inclusive of Fire at Larger Scales

 

Reforestation for Resilience

Forest Carbon Sequestration in Fire-Prone Forests

 

Treatment Costs & Benefits in Sierran Mixed-Conifer

 

High-Severity Wildfire Effects on Carbon

 

Longleaf Pine Restoration and Carbon

 

Stabilizing Carbon in Ponderosa Pine Forests

 

10-year Post-treatment Carbon Dynamics in Sierran Mixed-Conifer

 

Climate-driven Changes in Forest Succession in Puget Lowlands Forests

Fire, thinning, and regenerating trees

 

Riparian zones pose severe wildfire threat

 

Restoring forest health

 

Constraints on mechanical treatments in the Sierra Nevada

 

Resource objectives wildfires benefit forests

 

Fire is key to restoring forests

 

Using Fire to Increase the Scale and Benefits of Forest Fuel Treatments

 

Harnessing Fire for Wildlife

 

An Ecosystem Management Strategy for Sierran Mixed-Conifer Forests

 

Trailer for “Wilder Than Wild” One Hour Documentary

(Original Title: The Fire Next Time)

 

Now airing on PBS stations nationwide:

Broadcast and Screening Schedule

 

 

Movie:

The Teakettle Experiment: Fire and Forest Health

DVD with instructional information, additional short films and publications (purchase at the Video        Project)

The link below is to the main (27 minute) film from YouTube

 

 

Key words: University of California, Davis, UC Davis, Malcolm North Lab, Forest ecology, Fire ecology