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Fall 2012 Meeting

Another successful meeting!
November 8-9, 2012, South Lake Tahoe

Thanks to everyone who attended our fall meeting in Tahoe! The meeting was a huge success, thanks to the great presenters and workshop leaders and the diverse, interested audience. We also had the pleasure of viewing--for the first time ever!--a new documentary on prescribed fire, which was created by folks at the Mid Klamath Watershed Council. And the people who held out for the field tour enjoyed beautiful vistas of the lake and great discussions with our hosts from the USDA Forest Service and the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, and learned a lot about prescribed fire in the Tahoe Basin.

Meeting Summary


Hugh Safford
Norb Szczurek
Jeff Kane
Scott Stephens
Tim Kline
Zach Prusak

Please email Lenya with any specific questions about the meeting at

Fall Meeting Agenda

Sonoma Technology Workshop Description

FERA Workshop Description

Thanks to our sponsors, who helped make the meeting possible!

California Klamath-Siskiyou Fire Learning Network
The US Fire Learning Network supports the California Klamath-Siskiyou Fire Learning Network (CKS FLN), a parternship focused on sharing learning and practice for land management in the Trinity and Western Klamath Mountains. The CKS FLN works at all levels, from national to landscape, to conduct strategic public outreach aimed at building support for ecosystem restoration and fuels management. For more information, visit their website at

Watershed Research and Training Center
The WRTC was formed in order to rebuild our economy based on an ethic of land stewardship and restoration. To those ends, we’ve re-trained woods workers, built local contracting capacity, engaged in fuels reduction in the WUI, led local collaborative efforts, and are working with partners to develop and implement landscape-scale restoration strategies across the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion. For more information, visit

USDA Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service is an important sponsor of this meeting. Thanks to Paige Boyer, our Forest Service representative on the Steering Committee, for her on-going support for the council. Thanks also to John Washington for his assistance with the field tour.

Sonoma Technology
STI’s forest and fire ecology services include:

-Assistance with the Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS)
-Prescribed fire planning and support

-Fuel consumption and emissions studies for prescribed fire and/or wildland fire

-Fire weather evaluation services

For more information, contact Stacy Drury (Senior Fire Ecologist) or Erin Banwell (Forest/Fire Ecologist)

California Fire Science Consortium
The primary goals of the consortium are: 1) To become a clearinghouse for fire science resources in California, and 2) To encourage collaboration between fire researchers, land managers, and other stakeholders. For more information, visit

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