Approximately 95% of all wildfires in California are caused by human activity
That is why fire agencies need the public’s help to prevent them. Whether it’s ensuring a campfire or landscape debris burn of leaves and branches is completely extinguished, or keeping a vehicle well maintained to prevent sparks, following just a few simple steps can help prevent wildfires.
Help prevent wildfires by learning how to properly:
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.