Old redwood trees have seen fire many times in their lives. It’s because of their fire scars—not in spite of them—that the redwood forest thrives.
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New research is using motion-sensor cameras to reveal how wildlife communities survive fire and how they adapt to a burned landscape in the weeks, months, and years after a fire.
There’s no option to live without fire in California, and setting small, controlled fires could help keep the large, unruly ones at bay. But what would an increase in controlled burns actually look like, and how would they impact our open spaces, wildlife, air, and water?
Artist Ashwini Bhat reckons with intensifying blazes in her adopted home in Sonoma County
Meet the East Bay Regional Park District Fire Department.
Wildlife to look for in a fire-prone area.
Introducing the first themed issue in Bay Nature’s 20 years of publication.
The SCU Lightning Complex fires burned 6,000 acres of East Bay Regional Park District land last year. And already, green ground cover, reptiles, and raptors are returning in Morgan Territory.
“While acute smoke is bad for human and environmental health, smoke in moderation can be part of human and environmental health and well-being.”
Whereas systems are in place to rescue domesticated animals in the path of fire, until now wild animals have been largely left to their own devices.