controlled burn

Learn to Burn

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Scientists estimate that California needs to burn one million acres a year to prevent catastrophic wildfires. That’s more than a single agency can
manage, but if you teach one million people to burn one acre each …

wildfire smoke and sunset

Beyond the Plume of Smoke

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“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" illustration

Living with Fire

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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?