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May 29, 2019June 3, 2019

Creating Fire Resilient Communities

As a follow up to our last post… There are four steps our Congressional leaders can take to reduce fire risks. These include: funding, restoration, preparation, and reduction. Read the National Wildlife Federation Blog.

May 28, 2019June 3, 2019

San Diego’s Bad Example

There are a lot of similarities between Orange County and San Diego County on the housing front: “The developments in San Diego County would be built in areas dominated by chaparral, sage scrub and grasslands. These native California habitats are adapted to survive fires, but when fires occur too frequently, indigenous plants are replaced by...

May 25, 2019June 3, 2019

Summer Fire Risks

Words of caution for our wildlands: “In areas hit repeatedly by fires, non-native plants — like mustard — can grow faster than native species. Those plants eventually dry out during warm summer months and become fuel for wildfires. There are also still tens of millions of drought- and bark beetle-ravaged dead trees standing in the...

May 2, 2019May 10, 2019

Fire Proof Your Home

Another reminder about personal responsibility if you live at the Wildland-Urban Interface. Brush clearance only provides so much, but hardening your home provides a 30′ wide buffer, which decreases the risks associated with ember intrusion for your home. Be proactive! Read the Los Angeles Times article.

February 21, 2019March 1, 2019

Wildfires, Rain Increase Flower Blooms

From the mountains to the desert–the wildflowers are in bloom right now. Recent rains plus the cool weather have aided in the successful and colorful blooms of poppies, canterbury bells, monkey flower, and large phacelia, which apparently do well post-fire and post-drought. Remember to stay on the designated trails, avoid trampling and/or picking the flowers,...