Setting Small Fires to Avoid Larger Ones; First Signs of Life at Burned Sonoma County Lake – Feb 7, 2018

This winter, despite the shortage of rain, green shoots are peeking through many natural landscapes where fire rampaged last fall.

Today, we’ve got two reports about the aftermath of October’s fires. They come to us through our partnership with KQED’s California Report.
First, an independent state watchdog called “the Little Hoover Commission” says California needs to re-examine how it manages the state’s forests to minimize the risk of catastrophic wildfires.

One key recommendation? It may be smart to use fire as a tool – with controlled burns helping to avoid firestorms like the ones we experienced last year. Molly Peterson has the story.

Special thanks to our friends at KQED’s California Report for making these stories available to our listeners. For links to the original stories, and to our coverage of the North Bay fires and recovery, visit Hear this story on demand with our free KRCB mobile app. You can also find this and past stories on our new North Bay Report Facebook page. Comment, share and give us a like there. Follow the North Bay Report on Twitter @KRCBNews.

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