The State of California Ep 3: On The Line
This timely series is from One Tree Planted and is relevant to Oregon, as well as, California.
Episode 03: On The line First responders and firefighters are on the front lines of dealing with the forest fires in California.
Organizations like CalFire control the spread of fires and evacuate people away from danger. In this episode we’ll speak with CalFire’s Amy Head to learn how the fires have changed and become more severe over the years from a combination of factors including drought, fire suppression, and climate change. Amy shares her experience of having to evacuate when her own home was in the path of the Kincade fire in Sonoma County.
As our understanding of California’s unique landscape broadens, we’ll also learn how vegetation management and prescribed burning can ultimately help reduce the severity of fires in the future. Series overview: The State of California California is one of 35 biodiversity hotspots around the world. Its wide range of endemic species and varied climate make it a unique place. In this series we try to understand what makes California so special.
We look into the many challenges facing the forest, population, and environment, and the solutions being employed to help the state avoid and recover from catastrophic wildfires.
Throughout this series we meet the people dedicated to ensuring California’s forests are healthy and safe. From policymakers to academics, to the tree planters and firefighters, these people are on the frontlines of the collective effort to restore California’s landscape and provide hope for future generations.
California wildfires are getting worse and worse, and 6 of the biggest 20 fires in California’s history have already been recorded in the 2020 wildfire season. Join us as we explore the State of California. All the episodes and more information can be found here: https://onetreeplanted.org/pages/stat…