Feel The Burn

Over the past 30 years, California wildfires have increased in size and number. Although many plants, animals, and ecosystem processes benefit from fire, it is unknown how wildlife populations respond to severe wildfire, or which features promote population recovery and resilience. Our project will conduct a regional-scale analysis to evaluate the health of wildlife populations in the time before, during, and after major wildfires spanning 2014 to the present. We will collaborate with academic and conservation partner organizations to collate existing image sets — information that is currently languishing in isolated databases but could be used to create a cohesive regional portrait of wildlife populations and wildfire resilience.

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Contact: Preserve Manager, Michael Gillogly – mgillogly@pepperwoodpreserve.org