California Klamath-Siskiyou Fire Learning Network

The California Klamath-Siskiyou is one of thirteen FLN sites in North America. 

The 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 – landscape, to conduct strategic public outreach aimed at building support for ecosystem restoration and fuels management.

Part of the unique Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion, our network investigates innovative land management practices for our fire adapted ecosystem. The CKS FLN provides monthly updates by listserv containing the lastest research, opportunities and regional issues. The Watershed Center organizes annual meetings, training programs and exchanges for the network. To join the CKS FLN, please email us at wrtc@hayfork.net.

The CKS FLN provides funding for the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council. The council’s latest meeting was held in Hopland in April of 2013. A summary of the field tour and meeting presentations are available on the council’s website: www.norcalrxfirecouncil.org.  The CKS FLN also co-hosts events including training exchanges, science forums, film screenings and field tours. The key to the FLN approach is the value that is placed on shared learning. By interacting with our peers from across the region, and with FLNs across the US, we are able to bring home innovative solutions to our fire issues.  For more information on the CKS FLN’s past work, check out our landscape vision.

We have also launched the Trinity Integrated Fire Management Partnership (Partnership) aimed at creating fire adapted communities in Trinity County. To learn more about the Partnership check out this presentation and watch for updates on our Facebook page. To date we’ve burned over 100 acres in Hayfork’s municipal watershed and have an additional 354 acres prepped and ready for prescribed burning.

The Fire Learning Network (FLN) is a cooperative program of the Forest Service, Department of the Interior agencies—Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service—and The Nature Conservancy. The partnership has a ten-year proven track record of helping to restore our nation’s forests and grasslands and to make (human) communities safer from fire. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.