The damage from California’s record-setting 2017 fires didn’t stop when the flames were finally extinguished.
What flowers might botanists see in the North Bay this spring?
We’re used to thinking about how wildfires change the soil for plants. But a UC Berkeley researcher wants to turn the relationship around and ask how the plants that spring up after a fire could lock-in long-term soil recovery.
The most destructive wildfire season in California history has nearly ended. Will this be the new pattern — or can we bring fire back on our own terms?
What will we do to recalibrate our relationship with fire?
The scale of this year’s California fires has changed the conversation about disaster and recovery.
Initially, it appears the fires played an ecological role for open spaces and undeveloped lands.
What remains of Sonoma and Napa’s natural landscapes is still unknown as open space personnel attend to human losses.
Twenty-five years after the Oakland Hills fire, people still disagree about whether blue gum eucalyptus is a fire threat in the East Bay Hills
Twenty-five years after the Tunnel Fire, Bay Nature Publisher David Loeb assesses California’s wildfire regime and eucalyptus trees.