California Chaparral Institute
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Po Box 545 Escondido CA 92033 USA
To promote an understanding and respect for the chaparral and mediterranean-type climate in order to: -increase the conservation, protection, and preservation of shrubland ecosystems. -encourage an active interest in learning about the chaparral, the organisms living there, its evolutionary development, and the fragile relationship it has with fire. -facilitate better communication between the scientific and firefighting communities. -foster a reconnection to the natural environment. -help develop planning policies the will lower the risk of fire crossing over the wildland/urban interface without compromising wildland values. -help clarify fire and land management regulations to eliminate bias against native shrubland plant communities. -permanently secure the value of protecting chaparral as an import natural resource for the benefit of current and future generations.
To promote an understanding and respect for the chaparral and mediterranean-type climate.
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