Constraints on Mechanical Treatment in the Sierra Nevada. Research Brief.
Resource Objective Wildfires Benefit Forests. Research Brief.
The Riskiest Ignition Sources in Southern California. Research Brief.
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.
Southern California Fuels Treatments Data Set
Downloadable files of historical and recent fuels treatments in Southern California.
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.
Did you miss our webinars? Click here to find the recording and PDF of slides.
Upcoming field trips & workshops
Managing large burned landscapes in the Sierra Nevada
On May 29, 2015 learn about fire effects and post-fire management plans from resource managers working on the King Fire. The full-day field trip will explore burned areas on the Georgetown District of the fire. Space is limited to the first 50 participants so please register here to reserve your spot and to learn more.
The 2nd Southern California Chaparral Symposium -06/08/15
Understanding the ecological value of chaparral landscapes: ecosystem services, human management, and future trends.
June 8-10, 2015, associated field trips June 10-11. Angeles National Forest Training Center, Arcadia, CA. More information and registration here.
Northern California Fire Science Field Days (1-day free events)
To register for all below events please email Lenya Quinn-Davidson firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fire in Weaverville:
Join us on April 22 near Weaverville, CA. We will visit sites near Oregon Mountain and near Trinity Lake, and talk about wildfire, prescribed fire, research, and management. Check out the flyer here.
Fire Effects in the Lodge Fire:
On May 7, 2015 visit UC’s Angelo Reserve near Branscomb, CA (Mendocino County), which burned in the 2014 Lodge Fire.
Northern California Chaparral Fire Hazard Summit- May 19th, 2015
Join us at the UC Hopland Research & Extension Center. Participants will learn about fuel hazard reduction treatments, tour a 10-year old fire/fire-surrogate study, and help build a decision support tool for Chaparral. To register for this event, go here. Download Flyer here.
Managing Fire, Understanding Ourselves: Human Dimensions in Safety and Wildland Fire. 13th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit and 4th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference in Boise, ID, April 20-24, 2015.
The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) invites you to the Sixth International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, Nov 16-20, 2015, San Antonio, TX
California Fire Science Consortium Twitter feed
Congrats to the The Central Coast Rx Fire Council for completing a Wildland Firefighter Type II class!
Resource library topics
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:
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