San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


2013 Fire and Wildlife Strategic Plan Workshop San Diego County- California

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Article abstract: On March 13th and 14th, 2013, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in collaboration with the San Diego Management and Monitoring Program (SDMMP), hosted a workshop to bring together land managers, researchers, and fire management personnel to continue the discussions on the topic of wildland fire impacts to at risk natural resources. The purpose of this workshop was to present, collaborate, and plan wildland fire-related research, management, responses, and future recovery as it applies to the “at risk” natural resources of San Diego County. Speakers and attendees were selected based on their experience, expertise, and roles in managing biological resources, fires, and conserved lands within San Diego County. Lessons from the research and monitoring programs conducted after the previous fires were shared, with the goal that these lessons would be applied to conservation and protection of the diverse resources of San Diego County. A science advisory panel was invited based on their expertise in and familiarity with wildfire impacts, fire management practices, and local ecological conditions. The role of the science panel was to ask questions, provide feedback during the workshop, and to pre-review and comment on this report.

Authors: Rochester, Carlton; Fisher, Robert N.;

Year: 2014

Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey

Purpose: On March 13th and 14th, 2013, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in collaboration with the San Diego Management and Monitoring Program (SDMMP), hosted a workshop to bring together land managers, researchers, and fire management personnel to continue the discussions on the topic of wildland fire impacts to at risk natural resources. The purpose of this workshop was to present, collaborate, and plan wildland fire-related research, management, responses, and future recovery as it applies to the “at risk” natural resources of San Diego County. Speakers and attendees were selected based on their experience, expertise, and roles in managing biological resources, fires, and conserved lands within San Diego County. Lessons from the research and monitoring programs conducted after the previous fires were shared, with the goal that these lessons would be applied to conservation and protection of the diverse resources of San Diego County. A science advisory panel was invited based on their expertise in and familiarity with wildfire impacts, fire management practices, and local ecological conditions. The role of the science panel was to ask questions, provide feedback during the workshop, and to pre-review and comment on this report. Through this collaborative effort with the larger San Diego fire management and natural resource/fire research community, the USGS looks to produce a more robust account of previous efforts and a strong set of operational goals and objectives for future wildland fire emergency events. The intention for this report is for it to serve as a first step in the development of a “Fire and Natural Resource Management Strategic Framework” that will be focused on at risk resources with implementable management actions that will fall into three wildland fire planning categories: pre-fire planning and prevention, suppression, and post-fire emergency stabilization and rehabilitation activities.

Prepared for: San Diego Association of Governments;

Prepared by: U.S. Geological Survey;

Keywords: Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER); fire; fire management; Post-Fire; wildfires;

Threats: Altered fire regime

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