Fire and Forest: Many thanks to boards …

Recently, as a board was wrapping up business for the year, I felt a deep appreciation for everyone at the table. They are all...

Fire and Forest: Hardening homes as a solution …

Wildfire is getting some prominent and fresh attention in major newspapers. Both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times have published thoughtful...

Fire & Forest: On the Hill, be prepared for emergencies …

We are well into our summer season with Memorial Day weekend over, Father’s Day done and by the time you read this, 4th of...

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 & Forest: The next Community Wildfire Protection Plan begins …

The San Jacinto Mountains Community Wildfire Protection Plan, a document created more than 10 years ago, is about to undergo a much-needed update. The...

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: 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 & Forest: The CWPP …

In our mountain communities, there is a partnership between all of the “players” involved in the protection of our lives, homes and the...

Fire & Forest: The fires of October …

For the wildland fire agencies, the month of October is statistically the deadliest month for firefighters, and now for the public as well. Live...

Goldspotted oak borer still a danger — look for indications and...

So, as we all pursue the ever-compelling joys and rewards of removing all flammable materials from the 30-foot zone around our homes and structures,...
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