[CSSD] Assessing the Station fire topic of Nov. 12 Lewis Seminar

Rick Burnham rick.burnham at ucr.edu
Thu Oct 22 10:30:41 PDT 2009

CSSD Newsletter
      November 2009 
      Nov. 12 - Randall Lewis Seminar Series
      Wildfires and Their Aftermath: Assessing the Station Fire

      The Station Fire charred about one-fourth (250 square miles) of the 655,000-acre Angeles National Forest, and was the largest fire in Los Angeles County history. The arson fire burned for more than a month, destroying 102 homes, cabins and other structures. Two fire fighters also died when their vehicle went off a cliff.

      Now, more damage could result from winter rains and mudslides, further threatening lives and property in one of the most urban national forests in the nation. And Southern California’s wildfire season is just beginning.

      Jody Noiron, Angeles National Forest Supervisor, will discuss the aftermath of the devastating Station Fire, its effect on the watershed ecosystems, and what homeowners living near wildfire areas can do to help protect themselves at the Nov. 12 Randall Lewis Seminar Series. (Note: This is a week earlier than the normal seminar schedule).

      The seminar will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Conference Room B, UCR Extension Building, 1200 University Ave., Riverside (See MAP). 

      Jody Noiron began her Forest Service career in 1983 as an Engineer on the Jefferson National Forest in Virginia. In addition to a number of special assignments to Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and Milwaukee, she served as Technical Services Team Leader on the Ottawa National Forest in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan from 1989 to 1994.

      About Randall Lewis 
      Randall Lewis is well known for his innovative approaches to planning, designing, and marketing residential communities as Executive Vice President of the Upland-based Lewis Group of Companies. 

      He has been Secretary of the Los Angeles County Citizens Planning Council, Director of the Home Builder's Council, National Director of the National Association of Home Builders, and President of the Inland Empire Arts Foundation.

      He was inducted into the California Building Industry Association Hall of Fame and was the recipient of the Sales and Marketing Council's MAME Awards Marketing Person of the Year. He is a long time ULI member as well as a Governor of the ULI Foundation.

      He serves on several executive boards, including the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research.He received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College. 

     She arrived in California in 1994, where she assumed the position of Deputy Forest Supervisor for the Plumas National Forest. In I998, she spent nine months in San Francisco as the Region 5 (California) Deputy Regional Forester for Resources, a responsibility that encompassed oversight of the natural resource programs for all the national forests in California.

      She arrived on the Angeles National Forest in 2000, bringing with her a wealth of experience garnered from across the nation. 

      The seminars are free of charge. 

      If you plan to attend, please RSVP to: judy.swineford at ucr.edu or (951) 827-7945 to ensure adequate space and refreshments.  

      For further information regarding this or any CSSD-sponsored event, please contact:
      Rick Burnham, 
      Assistant Director, CSSD 
      University of California, Riverside
      B101 Highlander Hall
      Riverside, CA 92521
      Phone: 951.827.4103
      Email: rick.burnham at ucr.edu 

      Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

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