By Frank Schneegas
Special to the Express
Yolo County Library will virtually screen the timely documentary, “Not If, But When: Wildfire Solutions” on Monday, Oct. 4 from 7–8 p.m. A discussion by director Radu Sava and co-director Rebekah Hood-Sava will follow.
Individuals can access the screening using the Zoom Direct Link bit.ly/3ARVMAD or Meeting ID: 717 8716 7061 and passcode: 8niYbT.
California is burning at a rate of more than a million acres every year. This 40-minute film delves into the controversial world of wildfire solutions with their pros and cons and their successes and challenges. The film includes expert interviews, drone footage, historical data and maps.
Scientists working in the Sierra Foothills explain why wildfires are increasing and what can be done from a place of optimism. Interviews include staff from the California Office of Planning and Research, UC Berkeley’s Central Sierra Field Stations, U.S. Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest, CalFire, South Yuba River Citizens League, Yuba Water Agency and Camptonville Community Partnership.
“By highlighting solutions to address and reconcile that California is both forested, inhabited and shaped by human interference, our film showcases innovative solutions that include the Sagehen Forest Project, the Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative and the North Yuba Forest Partnership”, said film producer Radu Sava.
Recommended viewing for anyone interested in current fire dangers, the film is informative and encouraging. By proposing solutions, the film reduces fear and engages communities into learning more about wildfires so they can become participants in efforts to find actions and solutions.
Awards and screenings include: 2020 Official Selection for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, 2020 Official Selection for The Earth Day Film Fest, 2020 Official Selection for the International Wildlife Film Festival and Winner of Best Environmental Visions Film at the 2020 Sacramento Film Festival.
For more information about library programs and resources, visit any of the Yolo County Library branches or the library webpage at www.yolocountylibrary.org. Individuals can also connect with Yolo County Library on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.