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California Wildfire: Breaking a Cycle of Destruction

The wildfires of 2018 were the largest and deadliest in California history, surpassing records just set in 2017. How did we get here? How does the latest science inform how we break the cycle of increasingly destructive fires in California forests? We will look at the benefits and costs of targeted ecological thinning, prescribed fire, and managed wildfire and wildlife.

MLF Organizer
Ann Clark

MLF: Environment & Natural Resources

April 9, 2019

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

Rodd Kelsey, Ph.D.
Lead Scientist, Land Program at the Nature Conservancy in California
John Battles, Ph.D.
Professor of Forest Ecology and Ecosystem Dynamics, UC Berkeley
Saul Acosta Gomez
Program Officer, Resources Legacy Fund—Moderator