EESA Research Scientist Michelle Newcomer, Senior Scientist Margaret Torn, and Associate Laboratory Director for EESA Susan Hubbard participated in last week’s AAAS Annual Meeting, February 13-16. Hubbard moderated a panel on wildfire hosted by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST). Organized by Sarah Brady and Teresa Feo of CCST, the panel featured the following experts: Frank Lake, United States Forest Service, Orleans, CA; Jackson Webster, California State University, Chico, Chico, CA; and Dave Winnacker, Moraga-Orinda Fire District, Moraga, CA. Their expertise is Incorporating Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Forest Management Practices; Effects of Wildfire on Water Quality and Drinking Water Treatment; and Implementation of New Technologies for Improved Emergency Wildfire Response. Newcomer participated in a DOE podcast, “The Future of Water and Wildfire” on DOE research into wildfires, water, and more. Torn gave a talk, “The large, deep, slow contributions of soils to future climate-ecosystem feedbacks,” on Sunday.