A culmination and combination of factors all working together to create a dramatic change in our forest landscape
Four years of less than average rainfall in California and the role it has played in tree mortality.
An aggressive native species that thrived in this chain of events.
Historical forests have experienced changing climates many times for thousands of years, and survived. What is unique about this period in history?
Pre-historic natural fire, wildfire, and increased fire threat due to an overcrowded forest, leading to catastrophic fires.
Recent forestry research and strategies are teaching us ways to avoid these kinds of catastrophic events.