Forests & Fire

This is the resources page for SOCAN’s Forests and Fire.

Link to the Group’s page with information about the Forests & Fire group.

 

Resources for 2019 Group Discussion

Climate-Smart Conservation Guide offers guidelines and critical questions allowing us to assess whether climate smartness has been achieved.

The Rogue Basin Cohesive Forest Restoration Strategy developed by the Southern Oregon Restoration Collaborative and The Nature Conservancy. This was developed concurrently with the Ashland Forest Resiliency Project and incorporates the same basic techniques.

Developing and Implementing Climate Change Adaptation Options in Forest Ecosystems: A Case Study in Southwestern Oregon, USA Halofsky et al 2016 identified climate trends and their forest implications.

Climate-Smart Conservation:Putting Adaptation Principles into Practice,  Stein, Glick, Edelson, and Staudt 2014 A guide to forest management principles in a changing climate

Klamath-Siskiyou Wildldands Center (KSWild) Wildfire Dashboard keeping you up-to-date with all the latest wildfire and smoke data and forecasts. For the most timely smoke and air quality data, refer to the regional Air Now website. The list of resources is growing as the fire season shifts and new tools become available. Check back in to see the latest information.

SWOFIRE – the official website of Southwest Oregon District, Oregon Department of Forestry – for wildfire updates in Jackson and Josephine Counties.

Charred forests not growing back as expected in Pacific Northwest, researchers say Jon Hernandez, CBS News, July 28th 2019

The Pam Marsh Fire and Smoke Summit

September 15 2018, 9:30 am- 12:30 pm.

The video is broken into four segments, one for each Panel:

Forest Management: https://goo.gl/wmMCwb
Health Implications: https://goo.gl/Vh1NR2
Economic Resilience: https://goo.gl/FFNnwy
Climate Mitigation & Adaptation: https://goo.gl/g5NcGx

The entire program:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUYqrJMeFAo&fbclid=IwAR2ox-k1-UKlw_17BUSuonD0-foh6nxvpoAX0SI0OdGXugK_UisZfniBTAs

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)

Forests

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.

Forests, Fire, and Climate in SW Oregon Some thoughts on Southern Oregon forest management by Alan Journet –  Updated January 2019.

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 Basin 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 – not published

 

Fire

 The Role of Wildfire in Forested Landscapes of the Western US SNAPP: Identifying Common Ground Among Fire Researchers.

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

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