In recent decades, both Portugal and California have shared the tragedy of cyclical devastating forest wildfires, and cyclical droughts. Presently, both are in the third year of drought and under the threat of increasingly hotter Summers and extension of their corresponding fire seasons. This event brings together experts in the field of Forest Management who will discuss strategies and policies for the prevention and control of forest fires. The discussion will particularly focus on methods of re-organization that aim of increasing the economic value and profitability of the forest while decreasing the risks of uncontrollable fires. In parallel, the event will juxtapose research being conducted at the University of Lisbon and at the University of California, Berkeley, with the actions of citizen groups and government intervention in the critical area of Forest Management and Preservation.
If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Ray Savord at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-643-4558 with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.