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ANTHOLOGY: California Fires: Maps, Photos, and Resources

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Photo by Vern Fisher, Monterey County Herald. Because the situation is so volatile, I chose not to include news items in the following summary, except a couple audio reports–ed.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has up-to-date information on the fires, including info by county. The map below is linked to from this page.

The USDA Forest Service has a daily map of active fires burning nationally. The regional map of the West is here.

Here is an interactive map of the fires in the state from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

UC Berkeley’s Center for Fire Research and Outreach has some good resources, including news and an etensive links page to local and national resources.

The University of California Press recently released this primer on California fire by David Carle, part of their California natural history guides series.

The UC Press also recently published Living with Fire: Fire Ecology and Policy for the Twenty-first Century, by Sara E. Jensen and Guy R. McPherson.

Amazing images at from a Chico paper photographer and a Monterey County paper photographer.

The National Geographic had this photo essay by Mark Thiessen from the 2007 fire season in the West.

NASA Earth Observatory, Natural Hazards satellite images, updated twice daily.

NASA satellite images of fires in Southern California in October and November 2007.

6/27/08 NPR National report on California wildfires. Interview with a man from Big Sur who had to evacuate his home.

The California Report gave an overview on 6/24/08 and remembered the Angora fire in Lake Tahoe of one year ago.


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