Tuesday, September 30, 2014 |
As part of our California Burning series looking at wildfires across our state, we’ll look across the Pacific to Australia for key lessons in fire prevention and management. In 2003 and 2009, Australia endured some of the biggest and deadliest wildfires in its history. University of Melbourne Professor Kevin Tolhurst will give the Australian perspective and tell us how that country is managing wildfires. And we’ll talk with UC Berkeley Professor of Fire Science Scott Stephens about his research and what California and federal policymakers can learn about how to protect our forests from the next Rim Fire.
Photo courtesy of "The Big Burn," premiering on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE on PBS in 2015