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U.C. Merced professor on how climate change alters wildfire behavior

Crystal Kolden
UC Merced
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UC Merced professor Crystal Kolden

For the first time in recorded history, wildfires breached the peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains this year - terrain long considered to be well equipped to fend off encroaching fires. To learn more about the significance of this milestone, Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock spoke to Crystal Kolden, a pyrogeographer and assistant professor at U.C. Merced.

Kathleen Schock is the host of Valley Edition. In the show, Kathleen and the Valley Public Radio news team explore issues that matter to the residents of Central California through engaging conversations and in-depth reporting.
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