California is a pyrogenic landscape. That means it is prone to and defined by FIRE.
The indigenous plants and people here co-evolved with fire, using fire to create a complex and diverse mosaic of plants for food, shelter, and forage for animals.
But between climate change and the encroachment of development into the wild, fires are more damaging and destructive than ever.
On Sunday September 27, I was working on a cheery story about California Wine Month, Continue reading