More on this subject will be covered in this section in the future, but an appropriate place to begin is with the results of this historic gathering concerning the issues facing all of us attempting to restore natural fire regimes.
Follow the links below to a series of presentations by authorities from a broad array of groups — federal and state agencies, tribes, universities, non-profit groups and private citizens. The text below can be found at the website of the Mid Klamath Watershed Council at this location.
K L A M A T H F I R E E C O L O G Y S Y M P O S I U M
The Mid Klamath Watershed Council is hosting the Klamath Fire Ecology Symposium at the end of April 2011. Please check back for more details at a future date.
2 0 0 8 S Y M P O S I U M presented below
The Mid Klamath Watershed Council hosted the Klamath Fire Ecology Symposium on April 25-27, 2008. The symposium brought together land managers, scientists, practitioners, landowners, students, and anyone with an interest in understanding fire’s role in the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains.
The symposium focused on several case studies particular to the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains involving prescribed burning, recent wildfires, wildland fire use, appropriate management response and current research in the area. The eventual goal of this conference is to create a vision for getting fire on the landscape in a way that protects life, property, improves forest health, and enhances resources. The presentations from the symposium are now available in pdf format below.
Friday, April 25th
Max Creasy, Ecologist, USFS: Fire Regime Condition Class and Vegetation Mapping for the Klamath Mountains
JoAnn Fites, USFS FBAT: Wildfire Behavior Assessment – Lessons Learned from Recent Fires in the Klamath Mountains
Leonel Arguello, Chief of Vegetation Management, National Park Service: Fire Management of Bald Hills, Redwood National Park- Lessons Learned
Eric Knapp, Research Ecologist, USFS PSW: Evaluating patterns of wildfire severity in the Klamath Mountains: the 2006 fires
Dennis Odion, Researcher, Southern Oregon University: Fire and Vegetation Dynamics in the Western Klamath Mountains
Morgan Varner, Assistant Professor of Wildland Fire Management at Humboldt State University: Lessons from the Land of Frequent Fire: Making prescribed fire a reality in conservation landscapes
Keynote Speaker: Jim Agee, UW Professor Emeritus – Restoring Historic Fire Regimes in the Klamath Mountains: How Can We Do It?
Saturday, April 26th
Carl Skinner, USFS PSW: Fire History Studies from the Klamath Region and Their Implications for Future Management
Frank K. Lake, USFS PSW: Replicating/ reintroducing historical tribal ignition patterns: Reviving the cultural fire regime
Marko Bey, Lomakatsi Restoration Project: Ecological Restoration Forestry: Designing and Implementing Variable Density Thinning Treatments with Prescribed Fire Applications in the Cascade -Siskiyou Mountains
Sue Daniels, USFS KNF: Planning and Implementing Large Scale Prescribed Burns on the Happy Camp Ranger District, Klamath National Forest
Will Harling, Orleans/Somes Bar Fire Safe Council: Burning for a Fire Safe Community and Forest
Nolan Colegrove, Hoopa Tribal Forestry: Fire and Fuels Management on the Hoopa Reservation
Rich Fairbanks, The Wilderness Society: A Regional Perspective on Reintroducing Fire to California Landscapes
Mike Beasley, Fire Use Planner, Yosemite National Park: Wildland Fire Use Case Studies From Yosemite National Park
Ray Haupt, USFS KNF: Wildland Fire Use in the Klamath Mountains, How, When and Where?
Timothy Ingalsbee, FUSEE: Begging the Question: Appropriate Management Response as a Toolbox vs. Tautology: Integrating Safety, Ethical, and Ecological Sideboards into AMR
Sunday, April 27th
Ben Riggan, Landowner/Restorationist. Laverne Glaze, Karuk Indigenous Basketweavers. Local/Cultural Perspectives on Prescribed Burning for Multiple Resource Objectives
Jim Villeponteaux, Salmon River FSC, FSC of Siskiyou County. Peter Brucker, Salmon River Restoration Council, Landowner. Community-based Fire Planning Efforts on the Salmon River: A Model for Rural (and I mean RURAL) Communities