Studies and information

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CPUC statewide fire threat map, approved Jan. 19, 2018: PDF | CPUC map online | Google Earth KMZ file

Current projects – View

Fire Safe Councils – View

Fire history – coming soon

Jurisdictional – coming soon


Roberts et al. 2017 – California Spotted Owl Occupancy On Mixed-Ownership Lands In the Sierra Nevada of California, 2012 Through 2016 – View

Stephens et al. 2014 – California Spotted Owl, Songbird, and Small Mammal Responses to Landscape Fuel Treatments – View

Stephens et al. 2016 – Wildfire impacts on California spotted owl nesting habitat in the Sierra Nevada – View

Fire Ecology

CA Fire Science Consortium, 2012 and 2015 – Research Briefs for Resource Managers – View

Kane et al. 2019 – First-entry wildfires can create opening and tree clump patterns characteristic of resilient forests – View

Koontz et al. 2020 – Local forest structure variability increases resilience to wildfire in dry western U.S. coniferous forests – View

Lydersen et al. 2017 – Evidence of fuels management and fire weather influencing fire severity in an extreme fire event – View

Harris and Taylor 2017 – Previous burns and topography limit and reinforce fire severity in a large wildfire – View

Management Approaches

Dow et al. 2015 – Incorporating Resource Protection Constraints in an Analysis of Landscape Fuel-Treatment Effectiveness in the Northern Sierra Nevada – View

O’Hara and Ramage 2013 – Silviculture in an uncertain world: utilizing multi-aged management systems to integrate disturbance – View

U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2017 – Report to Congress on Wildland Fire Risk Reduction – View

See GTR 220 and GTR 237, immediately below.

North et al. 2009 – GTR 220 – An Ecosystem Management Strategy for Sierran Mixed-Conifer Forests – View

North et al. 2012 – GTR 237 – Managing Sierra Nevada Forests – View

GTR 220 Research Brief for Resource Managers – View

California Fire Science Consortium: Malcolm North presentation – View

Frames: Malcolm North webinar – View

Red Fir Distribution Map – View

Sierra National Forest Plan Excerpt on Red Fir, draft 2016 – View

Forest Service 2015 Red Fir Workshop Materials – View

Mortenson et al. A forest health inventory assessment of red fir in upper montane California – View

USFS Forest Health Protection Group (Sept 2019) – Forest health concerns for Red Fir discussion document – View

Meyer, Marc D.; North, Malcolm P. 2019. Natural range of variation of red fir and subalpine forests in the Sierra Nevada bioregion. PSW-GTR-263 – View

Marc Meyer, Becky Estes, Amarina Wuenschel, Beverly Bulaon, Alexandra Stucy, Douglas Smith, and Anthony Caprio. 2019. Structure, diversity and health of Sierra Nevada red fir forests with reestablished fire regimes – View Research Brief | View Full Article

Forest Service Region 5, State and Private Forestry, Forest Health Protection, South Sierra Shared Service Area. 2020. Common Damage Agents of True Firs: Background, Biology, and Management – View Draft White Paper


Meyer, M. 2015. Red Fir NRV Presentation – View

Meyer, M. 2015. Red Fir Restoration Presentation – View

Mortenson. 2015. Red Fir Workshop – View

Rojas Sierra National Forest Red Fir RX1 – View

Safford. 2015. Climate Change Variation – View

Tompkins – Plumas Red Fir Management Examples – View

Vane Hemlock Restoration Project – View

Young, K. Red Fir Workshop – View

Young, MY. Foster Firs – View

Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, Paper 39, Restoration as a mechanism to manage southwestern dwarf mistletoe in Ponderosa Pine forests, 8/2018 – View

4-FRI stakeholder group position letter on dwarf mistletoe, 4/2017 – View