Fire and water: how switching to a natural fire regime in the Sierra could benefit humans, plants, and animals while reducing risk of catastrophic losses

Restoring natural fire regimes to parts of the Sierra Nevada could be a win-win-win for California: more water, improved biodiversity, and less risk of catastrophic fire in places like Yosemite and Sequoia/Kings Canyon national parks. Read more about this groundbreaking and timely research led by renowned fire expert Scott Stephens of UC Berkeley in my latest for Berkeley Engineer.