At the moment of publication on October 21st, 2020, there are more than 7,000 firefighters working to contain 22 wildfires in the state of California. During the course of this year, 31 human lives have been lost, more than 9,000 structures have been destroyed, and over 4 million acres have burned. Each year, we’re experiencing new records of loss and destruction due to wildfire.
Landscaping for wildfire resilience is one small action we can take as individuals to prepare for wildfire. But to achieve true wildfire resiliency, our actions need to take place on the community scale. We hope that these resources can be of service to you and your neighbors as you come together to organize and prepare for wildfire, and that your gardens and landscapes will also provide a space of healing, rejuvenation, and joy.
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Sustainable Defensible Space: Eco-appropriate Homescaping for Wildfire Resilience
UC Cooperative Extension Fire in California: Wildfire Preparation and Recovery
California Chaparral Institute
Wildfire Retrofit Guide from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety
Wildfire Risk to Communities: Interactive Charts and Maps
A History Of California Wildfires
California Native Plant Society Fire Recovery Guide
TPF’s Fire Series: Talks by Wildfire Experts
Poppy Hour: Wildfire with Dr. Jon Keeley, a fire ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, and Henry Herrera, a Forester with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), October 2020
Post-fire Ecology and What Urban Communities Can Learn About Adapting to Fire Misunderstanding Wildfire
Sustainable Slopes: Protect Slopes in Advance of and After a Wildfire
Landscape Design and Installation