Adjunct professor Max Mortiz, Robert Fitch, and a team of UCSB graduate students are partnering with the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (SBBG) to survey local communities in order to learn about what plants are commonly found near SB homes within the wildland urban interface, how those plants are maintained, and how residents value the plants near their homes.
This 10min survey is designed with questions regarding the vegetation height, watering regime, and identity of plants. Respondents will have the opportunity to upload pictures of the vegetation surrounding their residence. The results of this survey will be used to help the team choose plants for flammability testing in order to improve knowledge of fire risk of various species in Santa Barbara County within the wildland urban interface.
On completion of the study, the research team will give the findings back to participating communities through partnership with the SBBG and other community organizations. You are invited to complete the survey and receive 2 free tickets to workshops on wildfire and horticulture at the SBBG!