New research shows that some areas of the wildland-urban interface – the land where development ends and wilderness begins – are at much higher risk of burning than others.
How to Safely Recreate on Burned Land
With millions of acres burned in the last two years, it’s likely you’ll pass through a burned area.
Why Are There So Many Fires, and Other Common California Wildfire Questions
Wildfires have become larger, more frequent, more severe, and more destructive to human life and property in many ecosystems in California in recent decades. If you’ve lived in California for a while, it might feel like this has suddenly become … Read more
Beyond the Plume of Smoke
“While acute smoke is bad for human and environmental health, smoke in moderation can be part of human and environmental health and well-being.”
Living with 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?
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.
Animals Can Recover From Fire
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.
On the Front Lines in Fire Season
Meet the East Bay Regional Park District Fire Department.
Letter from the Editor: A New Fire Story
Introducing the first themed issue in Bay Nature’s 20 years of publication.
After the Lightning Fires in the East Bay Parks
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.