Environmental Law & Policy Alerts – Update from Somach Simmons & Dunn

September 8, 2021

How Promoting Prescribed Burns May Improve Water Quality in the Long Term

The California Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 332, which would increase legal protections for professionals responsible for setting prescribed burns – or “the planned application and confinement of fire” to a specified area for the prevention of high-intensity fires and related ecosystem management.  The accepted practice of setting controlled lower-intensity fires breaks down potential kindling to reduce the ignition and spread of major fire events and prevent the loss of life, property, and resources during hot, dry summer months. … Read More

Written by Michelle E. Chester