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Type: Report
Author(s): California Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force
Publication Date: 2022

[from the text] California is facing an unprecedented and growing forest and wildfire crisis. Decades of fire exclusion, coupled with the increasing impacts of climate change, have dramatically increased wildfires’ size and intensity throughout the state. The 2021 wildfire season brought with it new records, impacts, and images: the first wildfire to burn across the Sierra Nevada in recorded history; the destruction of towns like Greenville and Grizzly Flats; and pictures of the world’s largest trees -- the Giant Sequoia -- wrapped in flame-retardant foil. Yet 2021 also demonstrated the effectiveness of prescribed fire and other forest management activities, treatments that were vital to protecting the communities of Kirkwood, Pollock Pines, and Meyers and the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park during the Caldor and KNP Complex Fires.

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Citation: California Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force. 2022. California’s strategic plan for expanding the use of beneficial fire. California Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force. 53 p.

Cataloging Information

  • beneficial fire
  • biodiversity
  • cultural burning
  • managed fire
  • pyrodiversity
  • smoke management
  • strategic planning
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FRAMES Record Number: 67864