Living with Fire: The Southern California Wildfire Risk Project

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Southern California's fire ecology is unlike that of anywhere else in the United States. Fire control strategies developed for mountain forests don't have the same results here. So can science help uncover new answers to help those communities manage and live with wildfires? This 10 minute film showcases ongoing USGS research supporting agencies on the frontlines of fire management. 

YouTube video

Like earthquakes, southern California wildfires can't be prevented – but the risks they pose to our communities and landscapes can be managed. USGS scientists hope to increase our understanding of wildfire factors. The resulting research can assist managers and planners in finding solutions to reduce the risk of home and habitat loss – and help southern California truly learn to live with fire.

Credit: USGS

​Featured image: Youtube screenshot (Credit: USGS)

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One Comment

  1. Thank you for posting this. Great info and awesome images. The message in the video seems to be …. no matter how hard you pray big nasty fires are inevitable in So Cal…. a little scary.

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