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Here’s how we can protect California’s forests from future wildfires

Forest restoration reduces the risk of wildfires through - among other methods - the felling of trees. Image: REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Roger Bales

Distinguished Professor of Engineering,, University of California

Martha Conklin

Professor of Engineering, University of California,


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Forests wildfire restoration California ecosystem cost
Treated forest (left) and untreated forest (right). Note the prevalence of small trees and higher density of stems on the right, and the openings between trees on the left. Image: Martha Conklin

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Overstocked forests, particularly around communities like this one pose a high risk of high-severity wildfire. Image: Martha Conklin
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