The Fire Resilience Project

We are piloting ways for citizen scientists and professionals to work together to help our fire ravaged landscapes in California, and worldwide. We'll apply the methods in Santa Barbara region, and report out our findings and recommendations. For photos and more details see our Project Overview Page.


"The Ask": The project will be much more successful if we all have two field seasons to do the work, rather than one. Your donation will help make it possible to have two field seasons! (details below).


Thank you!


Steve, John, Denise, and Dustin



Details about "the ask": 


We received the grant award notice from the state government, but we can't start work until it processes, which is expected to be March at least.  And yet, we have months of work to do before field work can begin.  We need to convene the advisory board, set up protocols, detail field and evaluation methods, develop training, and implement the citizen trainings. The problem is that the best months for plant identification in the charred back-country are during the spring bloom, before the summer heat sets in.  Any donations will be used to jumpstart this process and make the most of the 2019 field season! 


P.S. 97% of your donation and will go to this project, with only 3% going to Paypal. If you do not want us to publicly thank you in the final project report, please let us know, or donate anonymously.


P.P.S. Want to know more about citizen science? Here is a great TV documentary shared online.



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