In support of the ongoing efforts to estimate fire danger, our laboratory performs monthly sampling of chamise fuel moisture. Our fuel sampling sites is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, California. Data are regularly uploaded to the National Fuel Moisture Database where it is available to the public.
Below is current data for total, new and old chamise growth at the Blackberry Hill site. 2017 data is blue, lowest recorded values between 2013-2017 are red, and the 10-year average is in dashed green.
Fire Weather Research Laboratory
Funding for our research is provided by
Fire Weather Research Laboratory, 801 Duncan Hall, San José State University, San José, CA 95192