Fire and Forest: Renewing commitment; evacuation win …

If anything good comes out of the two major fires on the Hill this summer, I hope it’s a renewed interest and commitment in...

Fire & Forest: The threat to our oaks …

There is a current and real threat to most of the oaks in our community — the GSOB or the Goldspotted oak borer. This...

Fire and Forest: Springtime in the Mountains …

Spring is presenting itself on our mountain after a very generous winter. Creeks are running and ground water tables are up, so perhaps our...

Fire and Forest: Fire codes and the end of our grant...

Quick, who knows what PRC 4291 is? Here’s a hint — homeowners are supposed to be in compliance with it everywhere in California where there...

Fire & Forest: December 1, 2016: MCFSC plans community meeting …

MCFSC PLANS COMMUNITY MEETING . . . As we start the last month of the year, the landscape around us is going through its annual...

Fire and Forest: Fire Adapted Communities …

A fairly new term in wildfire policy is “Fire Adapted Communities.” Important fire organizations have placed a new emphasis on this concept over the...

Fire & Forest: October 6, 2016: Fire Prevention Week urges fire...

Every year in our country since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed during the month of October. It was established to commemorate the Great...

Fire and Forest: How do we compare to other forest areas?...

How many of us have visited a forest outside of Southern California? Many of these have amenities very similar to ours: campgrounds, hiking trails, lakes...

How wildfire spreads and threatens homes …

Last month, I talked about fire behavior and how its travel and spread can be reduced around your home. We, the fire community,...

Fire and Forest: New directions …

2011 was a very good year for the Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council. The money came late for our grant to help homeowners with...

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