Wildfire Season is here! (Although in California, it’s now almost year-round, right?)
And to find out how the Golden State is planning for it — especially after the epic fires that raged in 2017 and 2018 — we’re planning a three-part “Fire Season” edition of Policy and a Pint this summer.
First up, a conversation with the man who is now responsible for a lot of those efforts — Wade Crowfoot, California’s new Secretary for Natural Resources.
He’s in charge of CAL Fire and the Departments of Water Resources, Fish and Wildlife, and Parks and Recreation. Basically, Crowfoot is making a lot of the decisions about what happens on California lands — and what should happen to those lands in this age of climate change.
So we’ll be talking with him about what he’s planning for forest management, wildfire preparedness and firefighting efforts, and what will be different about Wildfire Season 2019.
And because he has a lot of experience in water management — and Governor Gavin Newsom is taking a hard look at that these days — we’ll ask Crowfoot about what he intends to do about water rights, conservation, cleaning it up, and what will take the place of Jerry Brown’s (now officially dead) Twin Tunnels project.
Join us for this hot-topic discussion, and bring your burning questions. (Sorry, we couldn’t resist.)
Doors open at 6 pm, for a “Happy Half Hour,” and we’ll start the conversation with Crowfoot at 6:30 pm.
* Jump on the "Early Bird" special ticket price of $5, which includes a free beer -- sales end Friday, May 17!
After that, General Admission is $10, which includes a drink ticket for your first beer or cocktail