'Living with Fire' Symposium Brings Experts, Ideas to Sonoma State May 7-9

Apr 30, 2018

An army technician starts a small brush fire to help control wildfires.
Credit U.S. Army

Living with Fire in California’s Coast Ranges – that’s the title of a symposium at Sonoma State beginning Monday May 7. For three days, experts from throughout the West will converge on Rohnert Park and talk about fire in the region – its history, its impact, and ways we can mitigate the damage it causes during catastrophes like October’s Wine Country fires.

Two of the women helping organize the symposium joined KRCB News Director Steve Mencher for a preview of the event. Claudia Luke is with the Sonoma State Center for Environmental Inquiry.

We also heard from Caerleon Safford of Fire Safe Sonoma.

Find the complete schedule of the three-day symposium on the Sonoma State campus here. Registration is open through May 1.