Living with Fire Symposium Resources

Pepperwood Preserve


The Living with Fire in California’s Coast Ranges Symposium was held from May 7-9, 2018 at Sonoma State University, in Rohnert Park, CA, as a partnership between the California Fire Science Consortium, Pepperwood Preserve and local public and private agencies.  Organized in response to the devastating October 2017 North Bay wildfires, the symposium brought together more than 400 participants, including members of the general public, scientific community, private sector, natural resource and fire safety agencies, and non-profit organizations.

The goals of the symposium included the following: To foster a public dialogue about the ecology of fire in the California Central Coast Ranges and its relationship to humans, ecosystems, and natural resources. To discuss patterns and trends in wildfire over time and the factors influencing those trends. And to explore what agencies, communities, and citizens can do moving forward to enhance community resilience to fire.


Click HERE for a wide range of resources from the symposium, including proceedings, video, and presentations. 


Living with Fire in California’s Coast Ranges – 2018 Symposium Resources from Pepperwood Preserve on Vimeo.