Please stop contributing to climate change by grinding up chaparral, salvage logging public forests, and clearing habitat in the name of fire protection. Instead, use the best available science to focus on what matters most - reducing fire risk within communities themselves.
The Impact of Climate Change on Mediterranean-type climate ecosystems
"One consequence of climate disturbance in California will be a shift of biodiversity to the north (Loarie et al. 2008). Scientists from the US Geological Survey developed the Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI) to assess the physical vulnerability of the California coast. They found that from San Luis Obispo to the Mexico border, communities along this coastline have “high” or “very high” vulnerability to climate change (McGinnis et al. 2009; National Park Service 2004; Stein et al. 2000)." - Dr. Michael McGinnis: READ MORE.
Predicted end-of-century vegetation community changes. Note the loss of shrubland (orange) with the expansion of grassland (light yellow) in either the wet or dry scenarios.