Forests & Fire

Dogwood Alliance Stand4Forests Platform

In recognition of the important role that healthy forests can play in addressing climate change by sequestering carbon, the SOCAN Board has endorsed this platform.  We invite other organizations to do the same – possible from the linked website.

Rogue Basin Climate Trends and Projections

Rogue Basin Climate Trends and Projections  A two page summary of trends and projections for the Rogue Basin

A-Rogue-Valley-Climate-Summary  An expanded discussion of the climate trends and projections and their consequences for the Rogue Basin (Draft Version)


SOCAN Comments on the DEQ-ODF Smoke Rulemaking Proposal Comments submitted in response to the proposal to adjust rules to allow prescribed fire during the non-fire season.

Southern Oregon Forestry Thoughts Some thoughts on Southern Oregon forest management by Alan Journet –  Updated September 2018.

The forest for the trees: Global warming is here now, a column by Alan Journet in The Spring 2018 issue of The Applegater

Rogue Forests for Future Workshop Report

Rogue Valley Cohesive Forest Management Plan

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

Climate Change Adaptation

Wyden OC Plan Comments  (2014) SOCAN comments on Senator Wyden’s O&C Land Trust Act of 2013 relating to carbon storage.

Schoennagel T, Morgan P, Balch J, Dennison P, Harvey B, Hutto R, Krawchuk M, Moritz M, Rasker R, Whitlock C 2016 Insights from wildfire science: A resource for fire policy discussions. 9pp.

Interview with Terry  Fairbanks,  Medford BLM Climate Change Adaptation in Klamath-Siskiyou Forests: An Interview with Terry Fairbanks

Hotter, Drier, No Less Wild K S Wild 2018 Report on the impact of climate change on regional forests.

Op-ed submitted to Bend Bulletin on Congressman Greg Walden’s forestry proposals, August 2018


Law et al 2018 Land use strategies to mitigate climate change in carbon dense temperate forests

Fire Science Resources – KS Wild Blog

Is Global Warming Fueling Increased Wildfire Risks?  Union of Concerned Scientists

Understanding Wildfire in the Klamath-Siskiyou Useful comments from KSWild on SW forest management

Rogue Forests for the Future Presentations as pdf files

Alan rogue-basin-trends

Kerry kerry-metlen-climate_workshop_rbs-2016-11-15