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Thu, Jun 6, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

2013 California Fire Season Brings Stronger Fires


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The 2013 Springs fire in Ventura County as seen from Thousand Oaks, CA.
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The 2013 Springs fire in Ventura County as seen from Thousand Oaks, CA.

After two years of sparse rains, California fire officials say this year's wildfire season has started a month earlier than usual and that the fires are stronger. We'll discuss fire danger in Northern California and what residents can do to help prevent it. What can the state can do in the long term to adapt to the possibility of increasingly long fire seasons and more deadly fires due to climate change?

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Bill Stewart, cooperative extension specialist, U.C. Berkeley Department of Environmental Sciences, Colleges of Natural Resources
  • Eric Hoffman, unit chief for Cal Fire's Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit
  • Max Mortiz, UC Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

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