Geographic area and background
The Northern California Region includes the North Coast Ranges, Klamath Mountains, southern Cascade Range, Modoc Plateau, and the Sacramento Valley and foothills. This region has a Mediterranean climate with cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers that are very conducive to fire. The area contains notably complex vegetation and terrain, and it has a history of national policy-defining fires (e.g., Siege of 1987, Megram 1999, Biscuit 2002, Northern California Lightning Siege 2008, and others). The region also features diverse land management and ownership patterns, including national forests and grasslands, national parks, national recreation areas, and national monuments, national and state wildlife refuges, tribal lands, state parks, managed rangelands, and millions of acres managed by the forest industry and private non-industrial forestland owners.
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Northern California Coordinator
Staff Research Associate
University of California Cooperative Extension
Office: (707) 441-528
Northern California Region Lead
UC Cooperative Extension
Northern California Region Lead
USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station
Office: (530) 226-2555
Fax: (530) 226-5091
Upcoming Events Related to Northern California
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Northern California Research Briefs & Synthesis
Past Events and Webinars
Register by May 1st to enjoy updates and conversation with fire scientists and managers from across the North State!
Join us for the 2018 meeting of the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council! This year's meeting will include a field tour, evening social, and full-day meeting in beautiful Mt. Shasta, CA. We hope you can join us!
Join the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council for their spring meeting, coming up March 7-8 in Petaluma! There's a great line-up of speakers, networking time, and a field day.
Click HERE to register!
This field tour will visit nearby fuel breaks and discuss good and bad examples, fuel break maintenance, funding and cost-share programs for fuels reduction, methods for fuel break construction and maintenance, and the current status of area fuel breaks.
We are happy to announce our Fall 2015 Nor Cal TREX, which will take place October 20-November 1 throughout northern California. Please see the announcement for information, and visit the application website for more details and to apply: www.trexregistration.weebly.com
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.
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.
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.
Northern California Partners & Tools
The Northern California Prescribed Fire Council is a venue for practitioners, state and federal agencies, academic institutions, tribes, coalitions, and interested individuals to work collaboratively to promote, protect, conserve, and expand the responsible use of prescribed fire in Northern California’s fire-adapted landscapes.