Category Archives: Climate Change

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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The Wrong Focus of Fire Policy – Letter to California Governor Brown

We’ve sent an important letter today (with 12 recommendations) to Governor Brown regarding his recent Executive Order on fire. The basic problem is that the order focuses on forests, many miles away from where wildfires threaten us most. It makes … Continue reading

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Denying the Threat of High Fire Frequency in the Chaparral

The beauty and magic of the chaparral ecosystem is dependent on long fire return intervals. If fires occur more frequently than once every 30 years, the chaparral’s rich biodiversity is lost. It saddens us to learn there remains resistance to … Continue reading

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