Author Archives: CA Chaparral Institute

There is hope. While wildfire is inevitable, the destruction of our communities is not.

Here is the letter we just sent to California Governor Gavin Newsom. Dear Governor Newsom, Encouraged by the spirit of hope that your new administration brings to Sacramento, we urge you to take the lead in creating a new wildfire … Continue reading

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Fire Misconceptions on the Radio

Dear Ms. Madeleine Brand, Thank you for addressing the wildfire crisis in your December 14th Press Play radio show. You asked some excellent questions. In particular, when a couple of your guests advocated for prescribed fire as a way to prevent another devastating … Continue reading

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Exterior Fire Sprinklers Saved 188 Properties – Wet homes don’t burn

As renowned fire scientist Jack Cohen has said repeatedly, the wildland fire problem is a home ignition problem, not a wildfire control problem. Cohen has been trying to help fire agencies understand this since 1999. Unfortunately, they have shown little … Continue reading

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