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Wildfire Information


The links and documents listed on this page provide information on the fires and fire-related issues. As parts of California continue to fight some of it's worst fires in recent history here's what you can do to stay prepared.  

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Spanish - Español

  • AsisTel de la UC es un servicio gratuito de información telefónica de la Universidad de California con telemensajes en español para ayudar a las personas afectadas por los incendios.
  • Los mensajes pueden escucharse llamando gratis al 1-800-514-4494, o visitando el sitio  

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Coastal Resources

The Coastal Resources Program provides science-based information through applied research and informal education programs to people who make and influence decisions on the sustainability of coastal communities, ecosystems and resources. The program Advisor is Ms. Leigh Taylor Johnson who is part of the statewide, Cooperative Extension network of University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources that is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, State of California and participating County governments.

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Invasive Plants

The Invasive Plants program is responsible for extension research and outreach in six southern California Counties (San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura, and San Bernardino). Carl Bell, the Regional Advisor on Invasive Plants, works with various land owners/land managers of public and private properties with focus on non-native plants that have invaded natural habitats. His research includes the biology and ecology of pest species, educational methodologies, and natural resource policy issues related to invasive plants. These are not the weeds of agriculture or domestic landscapes; they are weeds of natural areas. These "invasive plants" have spread into California's wildlands, creating a host of problems.

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California Drought Resources

In the midst of historic drought, California’s academic institutions serve as a tremendous resource both in offering everything from near-term management advice to farmers and ranchers to the innovative work being carried out by researchers on a vast array of issues from drought resistant crops to snow sensors to climate change.

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Goldspotted Oak Borer

The UCCE San Diego GSOB Education and Outreach program utilizes traditional and modern communication channels to reach residents, landowners, secondary stakeholders, related trade industries, agency officials and organizations offering natural resource public education, and elected officials. Our goal is to relay current information on all aspects of the GSOB pest, raise awareness on the value of oak woodlands and potential loss impacts, and encourage public and government actions to address suspect infestation, firewood movement, volunteer opportunities, oak woodland recovery, and need for financial support.

Our website provides information About Goldspotted Oak Borer, What You Can Do, Diagnosis and Management, Recovery and much more!

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