Author Archives: CA Chaparral Institute

Wisdom of the Chipmunk

What can we do? Listen to the chipmunk. The negative news just keeps coming. How does one deal with it all and make a positive contribution at the same time? I found my answer during a 10 day solo backpack … Continue reading

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Cal Fire and Governor Newsom Ignore the Most Devastating Wildfires

Governor Newsom’s Executive Order to waive environmental protection laws for a large number of Cal Fire’s habitat clearance and logging operations ignores science, dismisses the lessons of the 2017 and 2018 wildfires, and is following the pattern President Trump has … Continue reading

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Cal Fire Needs to Think Outside the Box, But Can They?

Dear Governor Newsom, The safety of our families and communities depends on your leadership. You have an opportunity to be the first governor to inspire a successful wildfire policy based on science, not one dependent on a bygone era – … Continue reading

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