Mission Statement

The California Fire Science Consortium (as part of the Joint Fire Science Program's Fire Science Exchange network) is a network of scientists and managers that strives to accelerate the awareness, understanding, and adoption of wildland fire science information by federal, tribal, state, local, and private stakeholders within ecologically similar regions. Our mission is to be an inclusive, neutral, customer-driven collaborative group that facilitates the flow of fire science information and dialogue.

For more information on who we are, what we offer, and some answers to Frequently Asked Questions, checkout our informational flyer:
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Regional Approach

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 fire science resources :

Map of california regions

Fire Science Resources and Events

In addition to hosting a clearinghouse of manager and policymaker-oriented science resources on this website, we also seek to facilitate face-to-face interactions through regional field trips, workshops, and symposia.To help improve the availability and understanding of fire science in California, the CFSC produces and organizes different types of resources and events:

Research briefs  - one to two page summaries of academic papers that highlight the implications of the research for land managers.

Research syntheses  - longer summaries a fire science or management topic that include research from multiple academic papers.

Bibliographies  - collections of academic citations that all relate to a single topic or region. These are often made in both PDFs as well as .XML files that can be uploaded into citation management software.

Webinars  - a live presentation that is broadcast over the internet to participants who can ask and recorded for future viewing. Live viewers can ask the presenter questions.

Field tours  - guided tours of recent prescribed fires, wildfires, fuel treatments, experimental forests, and other fire management-related locales.

Connect with us

There are a number of ways to stay updated on fire science issues in California and new CFSC resources and activities:

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More about the Consortium

Staff & State Advisory Board
Our Partners
Annual Reports
Logic Model

Contact Us

For general inquiries, contact
Stacey Sargent Frederick

Directory of Experts

Contact information for fire science experts in our region.

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