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Civic Thursday Meeting - Professor Scott Stephens - Forest Fires in California’s New Climate Reality
Addressing Forest Fires in California’s New Climate Reality
We all know this: Our forests are burning. The challenges seem insurmountable: climate change; decades of mismanagement; growing urban-forest interface.
Our speaker Professor Scott Stephens heads UCBerkeley's Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. He is also an optimist, provided we aggressively pursue prescribed burning, incorporate indigenous forest management practices, and emphasize the post-fire structure of our forests. We have options, says Professor Stephens; the next two decades will be critical.