Post Fire Restoration Symposium

Post Fire Restoration Symposium


This virtual symposium focused on how monitoring and research in the southern Sierra Nevada can support post fire restoration planning and help to inform adaptive management. Topics included treatment effects on wildlife, variable density treatments in plantations, hardwood management, aquatics and meadow restoration. Panel discussions provided the opportunity for collaboration on the implications of the work and how to apply this knowledge to future post fire management. The virtual symposium was held and recorded on July 14, 2022.

Presented by: USDA Forest Service Ecology Program, ACCG, SOFAR, and hosted by the California Fire Science Consortium

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Symposium Recording

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Sequoia National Forest Restoring Rough Fire Area With Partners

Sequoia National Forest Restoring Rough Fire Area With Partners


Contractors have begun implementing about 1,340 acres of an approximately 4,900-acre restoration project in the footprint of the 2015 Rough Fire affecting the Kings River drainage in Hume Lake Ranger District. The project is a partnership with the Great Basin Institute and American Forests, with funding from CAL FIRE’s Forest Health Program.

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Drill down into more details from the USFS on the Rough Plantation Restoration and Maintenance Project

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Administration Announces Plans for Reforestation, Climate Adaptation

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Plans for Reforestation, Climate Adaptation, including New Resources from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law


On July 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Forest Service announced a nationwide strategy that will address a reforestation backlog of four million acres on national forests and plant more than one billion trees over the next decade.  According to USFS Chief Randy Moore, the reforestation strategy  will serve as a framework to understand reforestation needs, develop shared priorities with partners, expand reforestation and nursery capacity, and ensure the trees planted grow to support healthy, resilient forests. In addition to the reforestation strategy, Secretary Vilsack announced 13 new USDA agency climate adaptation plans, which outline how each USDA agency will incorporate climate change into their operations and decisions to support communities, agriculture and forests nationwide.

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US Forestry Service: Confronting the Wildfire Crisis

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USDA Action Plan for Climate Adaptation and Resilience

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Camp Cinder

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Camp Cinder


CAL FIRE’S summer program, Camp Cinder, inspires young women to join the future of the fire service.

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CAL FIRE’s Camp Cinder Program

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Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest Research Video

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Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest Research Video


Wildfire is increasingly impacting small to medium sized forest landowners. Deciding what to do with their land post-fire can be challenging, which is why CAL FIRE’s Fire and Resource Assessment Program has implemented a long term post-fire reforestation study at Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest. The results of this study will help inform landowners about different options for post-fire reforestation. The experiments and research conducted on Demonstration State Forests helps inform management practices for government, nonprofit and private forestland owners. Private forestland ownerships comprise 40% of California’s forestland and are key to sustaining forests for all California.

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CAL FIRE Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest

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How is California Saving its Forests?


Can California Forests Be Saved?

April 20, 2022 – KQED, the public TV station in Northern California, produced this excellent video called, appropriately enough, Reforestation. The 9:00 minute long video explains the scientific process that geneticists are using to replant our state’s burnt forests. You’ll see the climbers who collect conifer cones in dizzying footage that shows the lofty efforts that are being made to rejuvenate California’s forests by authorities like CAL FIRE and U.S. Forest Service.

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The L.A. Moran Reforestation Center


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CAL FIRE Reforestation Center in Davis Helps Wildfire-Prone Areas Recover

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CAL FIRE Reforestation Center in Davis helps wildfire-prone areas recover


L.A. Moran Reforestation Center has spent 100 years sowing seeds

May 29, 2021 – What happens after California’s massive wildfires are extinguished?

Rebuilding, in many ways, begins.

For the past 100 years, Cal Fire has been doing its part by assisting in reforestation efforts across the state.

The hub for these efforts is located on a 60-acre site along Chiles Road in Davis. The L.A. Moran Reforestation Center was established in 1921 to embrace Cal Fire’s ongoing mission to protect the people and resources of California, according to the Cal Fire website. The Reforestation Center has produced millions of tree seedlings for the state’s reforestation efforts.

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The History of the State Nursery


The History of the State Nursery

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Prescribed Fire in California. The State of California. One Tree Planted.


Prescribed Fire in California. The State of California. One Tree Planted.

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