On Thursday, Justin Caporusso, RCRC Vice President of External Affairs, participated in a Wildfire Awareness Week press conference alongside representatives from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the California Conservation Corps (CCC).  Serving in his role as Chair of the California Forest Watershed Alliance (CAFWA), Mr. Caporusso highlighted the importance of California’s forested watersheds, and the threat that wildfire poses to California’s water supply.  

Held at Millerton State Park at Millerton Lake in Fresno County, the press conference was held just hours after Governor Jerry Brown issued a comprehensive Executive Order addressing myriad issues surrounding the health of California’s forest lands in the wake of years of disastrous, high severity wildfires and the resulting increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

Video of the press conference can be accessed here.