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Update on 2007 Wildfire Impacts on San Diego's Habitats
San Diego, Nov 13

Learn about San Diego wildfire impacts to species, habitats, and places; recovery efforts; monitoring and education needs.

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San Diego HPREN wireless camera monitoring of wildfire 2007 WILDFIRE IMPACT WORKSHOP
"Status and Stories: Update on 2007 Wildfire Impacts on San Diego's Habitats"
Tuesday, November 13
8:30 to 12:00
Location: US Geological Service office,
4165 Spruance Road (westbound on North Harbor Drive, right on McCain St., left on Spruance Road)
RSVP to elipett@cox.net with title of 5-minute presentation
No RSVP required to attend

Objectives are to learn about wildfire impacts to species, habitats, and places; to learn about ongoing recovery efforts; and to gather information about monitoring and education needs.

The San Diego Fire Recovery Network continues to organize and be involved in many events covering many issues surrounding wildfire.

October 2007 San Diego Fire Recovery Network Meeting Notes

Large-scale and repeated wildfires are significant threats to San Diego’s natural habitats, the Cleveland National Forest, state parks, the reserve areas established under the Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP), and other special places. There is a growing body of literature (and still some controversy) for southern California, yet the knowledge, common interests, and actions have not been assembled for San Diego. Twenty-two scientists and managers met on October 24 to consider common concerns and possible actions.

Following an informative list of "Best Case" and "Worst Case" observations, the following list was assembled in the document you can download at http://sdfrn.org/upevents/2007meetings.html

WHAT CAN WE DO?

Establish effective defensible space to reduce wildfire property losses

  • Consistent codes and implementation
  • Increased improvements in structure design and materials
  • Conscientious landscaping and maintenance
  • Political support for enforcing codes and preventing habitat and erosion losses

Develop and use common messages for public information and media contacts

  • Develop messages and support material
  • Establish and expand Master Naturalist program
  • Expand cable television offerings of local nature programs

Increase knowledge about chaparral and coastal sage scrub fire regimes and sustainability

  • Assemble and assess data about fire recovery after wildfires
  • Examine data at different scales
  • Organize data on easily-accessible website
  • Understand that many factors influence ecosystem response and recovery
  • Sponsor symposium on local fire regimes and fire ecology

Promote San Diego’s nature

  • Offer many more activities and hikes in local nature centers and natural areas
  • Emphasize the value and time-efficiency of neighborhood-based outdoor activities to health, relationships, and leisure activities
  • Encourage the development of ecotourism activities for tourists
  • Encourage nature activities for local families, organizations, individuals
  • “the more you learn, the more you support it”
  • “what you know, you can love”

Align support for San Diego’s nature

  • Build coalition of land trusts, canyon friends’ groups, FireSafe councils, garden clubs, environmental organizations, and community groups
  • Focus on the science, biodiversity, and wonder of San Diego’s nature
  • Focus on people, and how connecting with nature improves their daily lives and the development of their children
  • Select and conduct projects with other organizations, in a coalition approach
  • Obtain funds for some staff to coordinate activities
  • Engage businesses and other local interests in the contribution of San Diego’s nature to their quality of life

Enhance participation in local decisions about San Diego’s nature

  • Be involved in local planning and land use decisions
  • Draw attention to the science of local environments
  • Ask for more open involvement in environmental program authorized under TransNet program, and attend monthly meetings of environmental advisory group
  • Ask for briefing on first year of TransNet program plans and activities
  • Learn more about MSCP management and monitoring obligations and financial support in cities and county

SOURCE:

San Diego Fire Recovery Network
Contact:Anne Fege at afege@aol.com
http://sdfrn.org



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