Klamath-Siskiyou Fire Reports
Exploring the ecology and management of wildfire
The Klamath-Siskiyou Fire Reports is a KFA program exploring the ecology and management of wildfire in the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains. We utilize on-the-ground monitoring, fire ecology research, extensive document review, and detailed analysis of fire management activities to recreate the story and timeline of regional fires. We explore the events as they took place, the influence of local weather conditions on fire behavior, and we document the impact of fire suppression activities on native ecosystems and wildland values.
Our reports explore the natural mosaic of contemporary wildfires in the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains and our analysis demonstrates the ecological benefits of mixed severity fire for native ecosystems and biodiversity. We consider the regional fire ecology, historic fire regimes, and effects on biodiversity. We analyze the long-term implications and short term impacts of wildfire effects.
The Klamath-Siskiyou Fire Reports are a powerful educational tool for the public and for land managers.
Finally, we have utilized our fire reports to highlight the growing problem of industrial fire suppression activities in our roadless landscapes and wilderness areas. In recent years, KFA has documented and discouraged backcountry bulldozing, and actively advocates for responsible fire management while fires are actively burning in our region.
The Klamath-Siskiyou Fire Reports are a powerful educational tool for the public and for land managers. Our advocacy has limited fire suppression-related impacts, encouraged responsible fire management and increased transparency by encouraging better accounting and documentation of fire suppression activities. They have also contributed to the cancellation of numerous post-fire logging projects on the Klamath National Forest.
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