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In partnership with the Library's Gallery Exhibit, the Library has put together a guide to resources about wildfires in California

California Wildfires

The Rim Fire consumed more than 250,000 acres (100,000 ha) of forest near Yosemite National Park, in 2013California has dry, windy, and often hot weather conditions from late spring through autumn that can produce moderate to devastating wildfires. The Library has created a guide to resources to provide an informative look at wildfires in California.

In Fall 2018, the Library hosted a Gallery exhibit with 21 participants documenting and responding to the fall 2017 firestorm through painting, photography, video, and mixed media work. See the artworks exhibited in the Reflections: After the Fire tab of this guide.


Rim Fire photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Public Domain.

Wildfires: a Basic Introduction