Krista Hoff & Peter Ehrlich

Evaluating Fire Potential in an Urban Forest, Krista Hoff and Peter Ehrlich

Wednesday May 4th, 4:00pm, Urban Forestry/Risk Breakout (Main Street USA)

Risk and potential liability of forests is especially tangible in urban areas. Maintaining San Francisco’s Presidio, as a National Park and also a National Historic Landmark, brings unique challenges to this process including monitoring and evaluating the fire potential of this urban forest. With the guidance of renowned Forest ecologist and retired UC Berkeley Professor, Joe McBride, Peter Ehrlich and Krista Hoff have been working to quantify this potential risk and to determine management options.

Krista Hoff initially pursued work in Arctic Ecology, then shifted to promoting open access of research. As Forestry Intern in the last year, Krista has seen many sides of the trade, from pruning and planting to establishing forest ecosystem studies.

Peter Ehrlich joined the Presidio Trust in May, 2000 and has been responsible for the creation of the Forest Management Plan for the Presidio for the past 15 years. He has been very interested in the relationship between people and park landscapes of SF.