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A chapter of the national Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE)



The primary objective of SAFE is to provide students from diverse
backgrounds with an open forum on fire ecology through which research can
be shared, networks formed and funding and information resources can be




People University of California Berkeley SAFE Chapter

Chapter Officials

President:                                                        Kate Wilkin:  Kate.Wilkin@berkeley.edu

Vice President:                                                Sasha Clark:  sasha.clark@berkeley.edu

Primary School Outreach and webmaster:        Anu Kramer: anu.kramer@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Liason and Treasurer:              Chris Dow:    dowzer3@gmail.com


Register for the National SAFE Listserve: 

Send an e-mail to listproc@ucdavis.edu with "SUB FIRE-SAFE <YourFirstName YourLastName>" in the body of the message. 
Post messages at fire-safe@ucdavis.edu


Movie Night! (Every other Tuesday at 6:30)

November 19:    TBA
October 22:        
Yellowstone Aflame
October 8:          Impromptu SAFE meeting
September 24:    Red Skies of Montana
September 11:    Catching Fire




Recent Chapter Activities:

October 20 - November 2, 2013
Kate Wilkin and Anu Kramer attended a prescribed fire training exchange hosted by the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council in Northern California.  The training spanned 15 burns covering 389 acres near Orick, Arcata, Orleans, Hayfork, and Whiskeytown, CA with 40 participants from across the US and Spain.  Article in Wildfire Today  TV news spot


April 21, 2013 
9 students from the Wildland Fire Science class (current and alumni) joined with Berkeley's SAFE chapter to do a prescribed burn on 1.5 acres of UC Berkeley's Blodgett forest in the Central Sierra. (photo by Rob York)

 January 30, 2013 
The Stephens Wildland Fire Science Lab (aka Berkeley’s SAFE chapter) sponsored a departmental happy hour and educated folks about fire science. Our menu was true to our fiery studies: Flaming Cookie Monster shots, Muddled jalapeno margaritas, Triptych of Fire succession cakes, Chili with an arsenal of hot sauces, Tree ring cookies, Beer and Wine, and for other budding fire ecologist, we had a grill-your-own-station with veggie kebobs and marshmallows. For their safety, we let them borrow our Nomex and hard hats. Scott kept people warm & entertained with a demonstration of extreme fire behavior --- fire devils (video here)! For more, click here(photos by Anu Kramer)


A gathering of SAFE members and friends to lend a hand to Kate Wilkin building heat shields for climate sensors.(photo by Anu Kramer)

Anu Kramer and Sasha Clark visit a 4th grade classroom and teach a lesson on wildfire.

Upcoming Conferences:



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Really cool lupines: enroute to Scott Stephens' Metasedimentary Parental Materials Fire History Plots, Sierra San Pedro de Martir, June 2004


The Stephens Lab

    Association of Fire Ecology

  The Journal of the Association of Fire Ecology

 The Student Association for Fire Ecology


For questions about the UC Berkeley SAFE chapter, please contact:

    Kate Wilkin (Stephens Lab): (510) 642 4934, email: Kate.Wilkin@berkeley.edu

Questions about the web page can be sent to:

    Anu Kramer (Stephens Lab), email: anu.kramer@berkeley.edu


Last updated: 04/25/2013

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