Wildfire Resilience

Over the course of 2020, nearly ten thousand fires in California burned over four million acres. Each year, we’re experiencing new records of loss and destruction and as we adjust to this new reality, we are learning from scientists, researchers, and firefighters about the ways that we can work together to create wildfire resilient communities.

Join us for free classes, programs, and tours that shed light on the ecological significance that fire plays in the wild landscapes of Southern California and provide practical information about landscaping for wildfire resilience.

Free Classes: Sign-up for in-depth programs with experts! (Eventbrite links below)

Snail Mail: Sign-up for a free TPF Guide on Gardening for Wildfire Resilience (12-page booklette).

Stories: Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for Stories and tips throughout the week of June 21st.

Virtual Garden Tours from USGBC-LA: Reduce California’s Fire Risk: On June 17th, FormLA Landscaping and Theodore Payne Foundation will collaborate on two tours. Registration is free, and you can find the full agenda here.

 

VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL

Wildfire is an inherent part of life in Southern California. It is both an essential element of our local ecology that contributes to the rich biodiversity of the region as well as a very real and dangerous threat to people and property. Fire has been part of this land for millions of years, but during the past century, its frequency has increased due to climate change and a growing population. As we adjust to this new reality, we are learning from scientists, researchers, and firefighters about the ways that we can each take individual action to create wildfire resilient communities.

This guide will introduce you to the basics of wildfire in Southern California through the lens of California native plants and offer easy actions you can take at home to create and maintain a wildfire resilient landscape. Follow the links below to discover more about Fire Ecology, Post-fire Regeneration, the Wildland-Urban InterfaceWildfire Resilient Landscaping, and TPF’s La Tuna Fire Story.

 

Wildfire Test Page


This program was made possible in part by Edison International.

Illustrations by Edward Lum.