In the Bay Area, we’re no strangers to wildfires. Year after year we are forced to reckon with staggering statistics of the record number of homes destroyed and acres burned. But much less often do we hear about the rippling effects that wildfire events have on our frontline workers and unhoused neighbors, and even more
Living with Wildfire
The challenge: Extreme wildfire events are growing more frequent every year under a changing climate. This new reality has left communities grappling with how to adapt—with many struggling to find a starting point and finding barriers to coordination efforts in local, regional, and state planning.
The solution: Greenbelt Alliance is working in fire-prone areas to facilitate policies and landscape-scale management strategies that prepare communities to withstand the impacts of future fires. Our work will equip these places with best practices in land management tactics as well as establish clear channels of collaboration so that residents and decision makers can have the resources needed to coexist with wildfires. Here’s how…