Forests & Fire Resources

Link to Project Page

Fire-Resistant Landscaping in the Rogue Valley

Adapting to Climate Change: An Introduction to the Climate-Smart Conservation Approach Summary of what comprises Climate Smart Natural Resource Management

Forest and Fire Toolkit: Rural Living in the Siskiyou Mountains

A brief discussion of Firewise Communities

Denying the claim that climate change is having no effect on forest species composition:

Big-leaf maple decline tied to hotter drier summers in Washington

Trees, fighters of climate change, are also victims of it

With a warming climate, coastal fog around the world is declining

Interactions of predominant insects and diseases with climate change in Douglas-fir forests of western Oregon and Washington, U.S.A.

Team Engagement on ODF Climate Action

The Second Draft of the Climate Change and  Carbon Plan

SOCAN Comments to Board of Forestry on the above plan

Resources for 2020 Group Discussion

SOCAN Comments on the BLM Bear Grub Vegetation Management Environmental Assessment

 ROCPAC, SOCAN, KS Wild Comments on the Oregon Department of Forestry response to the Governor’s Executive Order

Link to the KS Wild fire and climate webinar series, June 2020.

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

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.

Klamath-Siskiyou Wildldands Center (KSWild) Wildfire Dashboard keeping you up-to-date with all the latest wildfire and smoke data and forecasts. 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

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

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

Forest Management
Health Implications
Economic Resilience
Climate Mitigation & Adaptation

Complete Program

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.

Forests, Fire, and Climate in SW Oregon Thoughts on Southern Oregon forest management by Alan Journet –  Updated January 2020.

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

Big Money Bought the Forests. Small Logging Communities Are Paying the Price.Tony Schick, OPB, Rob Davis, The Oregonian, and Lylla Younes, ProPublica, June 11, 2020 ProPublica.

What Happened When a Public Institute Became a De Facto Lobbying Arm of the Timber Industry Rob DavisThe Oregonian/OregonLive, and Tony Schick, OPB,  August 4 2020

 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