Below you'll find new CFSC resources and upcoming events.On the left are some great ways to stay connected and updated from emailed newsletters to twitter. In addition to organizing our resources by region, below and in the left menu you'll find links to topic-based resource libraries. For regional resource lists, use the "Regions" menu at the top or the left.  

New resources

Source of Sediment Hazards on Steep Slopes. Research Brief

Fire behavior in masticated fuels. Research Brief.

Fire, Spatial Structure, and Heterogenity in Sierra Nevada Forests. Research Brief. 

Fire Regimes in the "Two Californias." Research brief.


The 2015 Joint Fire Science Program Research Funding Opportunity Solicitation is open through Nov 21, 2014. Both the primary and the Graduate Research (GRIN) funding opportunities can be found here.

CAL FIRE offers a number of grants applicable for fuel reduction. Workshops on Grant programs will be offered throughout the state in Oct. .

The California Fire Science Consortium coordinated the Panel Review of the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection's Draft Vegetation Treatment Plan Environmental Impact Report (VTPEIR). The report from this review is available here

The Consortium newsletter is sent out once a month. To start receiving it by email sign-up for our listserve.

Upcoming field trips

Aspen Ecology and Restoration Management Workshop. October 28-28, South Lake Tahoe, CA. Registration full.

Upcoming events

7th California Oak Symposium: Managing Oak Woodlands in a Dynamic WorldUCANR Nov 3-6, 2014, Visalia Convention Center, San Joaquin Valley, CA. 

The California Fire Safe Council will hold trainings on Firewise concepts in Malibu Nov 12-13 and in Clabasas Nov 14-15. 

A Future with Fire: Exploring opportunities for a more resilient California. The Northern California and the Southern Sierra Prescribed Fire Councils Fall conference. December 2-3, 2014, Lion's Gate Hotel in McClellan, CA. 

The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) invites you to the Sixth International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, Nov 16-20, 2015, San Antonio, TX


Firewise Communities is hosting a series a Virtual Workshops this month. Learn how to better fire-safe your home by watching these webinars on demand or live!

California Fire Science Consortium Twitter feed

Resource library topics

Regional approach

To best communicate local science, the CFSC is divided into 4 regional teams and one statewide wildland-urban interface team. Statewide coordination is through UC Berkeley. Visit the pages below for regional contact information and resources:


Northern California
Sierra Nevada
Central and Southern CA
Mojave and Sonoran Deserts
Wildland-Urban Interface

For website information or general questions, please contact:

Stacey Sargent Frederick

California Fire Science Consortium
Wildland Fire Science Lab
360 Mulford Hall, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720