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, 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.
We’re 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 asked Crowfoot about what he intends to do about water rights, conservation, cleaning it up, and balancing how it’s shared between urban and rural California.