New resources

Social Constraints to Mitigation in a WUI Community. Research Brief.

Goals & obstacles of WUI mitigation programs in the US. Research Brief. 

Current Approaches & Research Needs in the WUI. Research Brief.

How Much Defensible Space is Needed to Reduce Home Losses in Chaparral?  Research Brief. 

The Built Environment Is More Influential Than Fuel Breaks in Exposure to Wind-Driven Chaparral Fire. USGS Research Brief.

Southern California Fuels Treatments Data Set 
Downloadable files of historical and recent fuels treatments in Southern California. 

Aspen Restoration and Ecology Workshop presentations and blog.

 

Announcements 

 

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. Archive.

Upcoming field trips

None at this time.

Upcoming events

FIREHOUSE World Conference. January 25-29, 2015, San Diego Convention Center,CA.  Register Here.

2015 FERAL Lecture Series  will kick-off with "Modelling tree regeneration following fire with or without salvage harvest" by Dr. David Greene. February 4, 2015; 3-4 pm. Location: Room 3001,  (PES) Building, University of California-Davis. More info here.

68th Society for Range Management (SRM) Annual Meeting & Trade Show: "Managing Diversity." January 31-February 6, 2015  Sacramento, California. Special symposium "Wildland/Prescribed Fire and Range Management: The Friend, the Foe, and the Future"  on Feb 2. Meeting info here.

 
The IAFC's Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) conference is a five-day event offering hands-on training and interactive sessions designed to address the challenges of wildland fire. Preconference: March 20 – 24, 2015
Conference: March 24 – 26, 2015. Reno, NV 

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

Webinars

Did you miss our webinar this month? Click here for the recording and associated Links/PDF. Description:  Dave Calkin,  Risk Assessment to Achieve Fire Adapted Communities (Formally titled "The Application of Risk Management Principles to Mitigate the Potential for Wildland Urban Interface Disasters"). From Jan 15, 2015.

 

California Fire Science Consortium Twitter feed

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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

Coordinator
California Fire Science Consortium
Wildland Fire Science Lab
360 Mulford Hall, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
ssfrederick@berkeley.edu