Sasha Berleman works for Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR) as a fire ecologist. She has her PhD in wildland fire science from UC Berkeley. She conducted her graduate research on prescribed fire use in California landscapes for restoration of ecosystem health. She has been an active participant in Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges (TREX) since 2010, with most being located in Northern California (Shasta, Trinity and Klamath regions). She is a wildland firefighter with “Fire Effects Monitoring” and “Squad Boss” qualifications. She spent the summer on the Redding Interagency Hotshot Crew and additionally has approximately 600 hours of hands-on prescribed fire experience. Sasha is a board member of the Central Coast Prescribed Fire Council.
How vulnerable are we to fire and what we can do about it? Fire ecologist Sasha Berleman answers.
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