MOUNTAIN AREA — A new podcast series released this week called California Burning takes an in-depth look at how natural disasters like wildfires continue to increase across the U.S., and especially in places like California.
The series includes an interview with Brittany Dyer, former chief of staff for District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler.
Dyer, now state of California director at American Forests, is featured in Episode 5: Our Future with Fire. (She appears starting at min 9.)
Founded in 1875 as the American Forestry Association, American Forests is the oldest national conservation organization in the U.S.
Just since 1990, the nonprofit organization, which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., has planted nearly 60 million trees in forest restoration projects in all 50 states.
The organization’s projects are designed to recover hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat, safeguard vital watersheds, absorb millions of tons of greenhouse gases and protect some of the most stunning landscapes in America, including forested areas surrounding Yosemite National Park.
The new podcast series, co-produced by North State Public Radio, was released Sept. 30 and can be accessed at https://www.californiaburning.net/.