The SB Fire Safe Council is always seeking new information to provide on our website to educate communities on wildfire safety. Podcasts are a relatively new medium to gain information which has grown in popularity. Many of these podcasts come from the Fire Learning Network (FLN). The FLN is an organization which has a goal of sharing stories where the ecological, economic and social values provided by healthy landscapes are maintained, and the negative consequences of wildfire have been reduced. The podcasts below are educational, entertaining, and aligned with the SB Fire Safe Council’s mission. They include topics such as fire ecology, prescribed fire, community mitigation of wildfire, and lessons learned from wildfires around the world.
In partnership with the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, a team of UCSB graduate students are surveying local communities in order to learn about what plants are commonly found near homes. The results of this survey will help the researchers choose plants for future flammability testing. Click HERE to complete the survey.