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. 


Need to reach someone? 

Upcoming Events Related to Northern California

If blank, there are currently no upcoming events for this region.

Northern California Research Briefs & Synthesis


Past Events and Webinars

Other Resources

Northern California Partners & Tools