Its no secret that California is home to annual, devastating wildfires. They are relentless and know no boundaries. As we have seen over the last couple of years, these fires are no longer confined to remote forestlands as we all witnessed the catastrophic events that unfolded in Paradise and Santa Rosa.
At Calforests, we are working diligently as an industry to enhance hazardous fuel reduction efforts, including ecological thinning; push for more prescribed fires to clear out heavy and dry vegetation; restore ecosystems affected by past wildfires; and promote the importance of shaded fuel beaks, which help to thwart the spread of wildfires and provide safe fire suppression zones that allow firefighters to fight fires.
Fortunately, though, we are not alone in this fight. Our partners at CAL FIRE have produced a great informational tool that residents can use to see if their communities are at risk of wildfires. The CAL FIRE “Communities at Risk List” can be found here, and we strongly encourage you to take a moment and review it. The fight against wildfires will not be an easy one, but it starts with education and that is what this list is all about.