Much of California enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate where the weather typically swings like a pendulum from warm, dry summers to cool, wet winters. Year-to-year, this pendulum can swing with great variation. If it doesn’t swing toward rain and snow … Read more
Fires are spreading into communities and increasingly affecting large numbers of Californians, sometimes repeatedly.
On an unseasonably warm November day in a rural neighborhood in the western Sierra Nevada, men with chainsaws patrol a tree thicket that burned three years ago. One man, whose chaps have torn on his right thigh and whose shirt … Read more
With Northern California socked in with heavy smoke, what happened to animals that couldn’t shelter ins
It is crucial to understand the role winds play in California fires.
Some people are more affected by wildfires than others
There’s room for Native ecological practices in California’s fire management, Chuck Striplen writes — but we have work to do first.
With wildfires likely to continue, land managers turn to a preemptive firefighting tool: grazers
Kevin White hopes we can re-think our relationship to fire.
In burned areas of the North Bay, spring bloom patterns reveal burn patterns.