- Author: Susie Kocher
The new California Fire Science Consortium has launched it's new website: http://www.cafiresci.org/. Along with a number of other regional groups across the United States, the University of California Berkeley received multi-year funding from the Joint Fire Science Program to improve the quality and timeliness of the two-way movement of fire science information between scientists, land managers, and stakeholders in the state’s fire community.
The primary goals of the consortium are yo become a clearinghouse for all fire science resources relevant to the regions within the state of California, and to encourage collaboration between fire researchers and land managers and other stakeholders. Planned activities include listing and describing existing research and synthesis information; assessing the quality and applicability of research; demonstrating research in the field; and addressing new research, synthesis, and validation needs from managers and stakeholders.
The California Fire Science Consortium is divided into five teams - four regional teams (northern California, Sierra Nevada, Central and Southern California, Mojave Desert) and one team devoted to the Wildland-Urban Interface for the entire state. For more information, see the project website or contact coordinator Tim Kline, firstname.lastname@example.org.