Prescribed Fires Have No Effect in Southern California

Post date: Nov 07, 2013 4:35:45 PM

Here is some interesting research from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The key findings reinforce what we are focused on in Topanga: reducing the possibility of home ignition and reducing hazardous non-native vegetation.

    • Based on past data, prescribed fires in coastal southern California have no effect on reducing area burned by future fires.

    • Regional planners seeking to reduce fire hazard risk may need to investigate other management strategies, such as ignition prevention and invasive plant management.