Climate Change: Navigating The Challenges Of A Perpetual Fire Season

A Special Event from SoCal Policy Forum

Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021

Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm

Registration: Zoom webinar link

Discussions will center on providing practical approaches to wildfires, identifying problems and focusing on immediate and long term solutions. Panelists will include a mix of regional fire department officials along with representatives from local government and community development organizations.

Join us for a stakeholder conversation on Thursday, April 8 at 1pm via Zoom, where we address these issues and map the work ahead. Community leaders, elected officials, executives and senior managers in government agencies are all welcome. 

Confirmed speakers and moderators:

Wade Crowfoot, Secretary, Natural Resource Agency

Anthony Portantino, California State Senator

Tracy Hernandez, Founding CEO, BizFed

Frank Pine, Executive Editor, Southern California News Group

Karthick Ramakrishnan, Founding Director, Center for Social Innovation, UCR

Information about past events can be found in our event archive.


For general questions, accessibility questions or to request an accommodation, please contact Paola Avendano at the Center for Social Innovation: (951) 827-3523 or 

SoCal Policy Forum

SoCal Policy Forum (SPF) is a partnership of Southern California News Group and the Center for Social Innovation at UC Riverside, in collaboration with a range of leaders and institutions across Southern California. SPF is a platform that regularly convenes policy experts in Southern California on timely issues that can better engage and inform the larger public.


About SCNG

Southern California News Group is the largest news content provider in the five-county Los Angeles metropolitan area. As a leader in circulation among top publications nationwide, SCNG now owns and operates 11 local daily newspapers and more than a dozen community weeklies.


The Center for Social Innovation, UC Riverside aims to provide a credible research voice that spurs civic leadership and policy innovation. We also aim to integrate researchers, community organizations, and civic stakeholders in collaborative projects and long-term partnerships that boost collective impact.