Top, UCCE Advisor Lenya Quinn-Davidson consults with a fire crew in preparation for a controlled burn near Bridgeville, Humboldt County; middle, UCCE Advisor Tracy Schohr collects a water sample below the town of Paradise, which was destroyed in the Camp Fire; bottom, an Expanded Food and Nutrition Education nutrition class in Fresno County. Photos: Evett Kilmartin, Ryan Schohr, Elëna Zhukova.
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In recent decades, California has made sparing use of fire as a land management tool. But policy changes, partnerships and attitude shifts are creating conditions for expanded use of prescribed fire.
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