Prediction for Southern California’s 2013 Fire Season

UC Riverside’s Richard Minnich discusses the wildfire threat; proposes long-term solution

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Summit fire burned more than 3,000 acres of vegetation near Banning, Calif., in early May this year, giving Southern California’s fire season an early start.  What lies in store for the rest of the fire season this year?

Richard Minnich, a professor of Earth sciences and a noted fire ecologist at the University of California, Riverside, predicts the 2013 fire season for the region, weighs in on the impact of wildfires, and proposes a long-term solution to managing Southern California’s wildfires:

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