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  • Klamath National Forest, Goosenest Adaptive Management Area
  • Mixed-conifer forest: Ponderosa pine, and white fir.
  • Fire return interval: 10-15 years
  • Represents several hundred thousand hectares in California

The southern Cascades site is located in northern California to the northeast of Mt. Shasta. The study area was essentially clearcut in the early 1900s by railroad logging. The forest we work with today is the forest that has regrown since that early logging.



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Bartuszevige, Kennedy 2009 Synthesis of knowledge on the effects of fire and thinning treatments on understory vegetation in U.S. dry forests
Boerner, Giai, Huang, Miesel 2008 Initial effects of fire and mechanical thinning on soil enzyme activity and nitrogen transformations in eight North American forest ecosystems
Boerner, Waldrop, Skinner, Callaham, Brinkman, Smith 2004 Ecosystem restoration and wildfire management treatments affect soil organic matter and microbial activity in four contrasting forests
Boerner, Huang, Hart 2009 Impacts of Fire and Fire Surrogate treatments on forest soil properties: a meta-analytical approach
Boerner, Huang, Hart 2008 Impacts of fire and fire surrogate treatments on ecosystem nitrogen storage patterns: similarities and differences between forests of eastern and western North America
Chalmers, Hartsough 2001 Thinning and prescribed fire as methods to reduce fuel loading - a cost analysis
Converse, White, Farris, Zack 2006 Small mammals and forest fuel reduction: national-scale responses to fire and fire surrogates
Edminster, Weatherspoon, Neary 2000 The Fire and Fire Surrogates Study: providing guidelines for fire in future forest watershed management decisions
Farris, Zack, Amacher, Pierson 2010 Microhabitat selection of bark-foraging birds in response to fire and fire surrogate treatments
Fettig, Borys, Dabney 2010 Effects of fire and fire surrogate treatments on bark beetle-caused tree mortality in the southern Cascades, California
Hartsough, Abrams, Barbour, Drews, McIver, Moghaddas, Schwilk, Stephens 2008 The economics of alternative fuel reduction treatments in western United States dry forests: financial and policy implications from the National Fire and Fire Surrogate Study
Kennedy, Fontaine 2009 Synthesis of knowledge on the effects of fire and fire surrogates on wildlife in U.S. dry forests
Kopper 2002 Meta-analysis design and interpretation: a case study of prescribed fire effects on fuel loadings in ponderosa pine ecosystems
McIver, Erickson, Youngblood 2012 Principal short-term findings of the National Fire and Fire Surrogate study
McIver, Weatherspoon 2010 On conducting a multisite, multidisciplinary forestry research project: lessons from the national fire and fire surrogate study
McIver, Boerner, Hart 2008 The national fire and fire surrogate study: ecological consequences of alternative fuel reduction methods in seasonally dry forests
McIver, Weatherspoon, Edminster 2001 Alternative ponderosa pine restoration treatments in the western United States
Miesel, Boerner, Skinner 2009 Mechanical restoration of California mixed-conifer forests: does it matter which trees are cut?
Miesel, Skinner, Boerner 2006 Impact of fire on soil resource patterns in mixed-conifer forests in the southern Cascade range of northern California
Schmidt, Taylor, Skinner 2008 The influence of fuels treatment and landscape arrangement on simulated fire behavior, southern Cascade range, California
Schwilk, Keeley, Knapp, McIver, Bailey, Fettig, Fiedler, Harrod, Moghaddas, Outcalt, Skinner, Stephens, Waldrop, Yaussy, Youngblood 2009 The national Fire and Fire Surrogate study: effects of fuel reduction methods on forest vegetation structure and fuels
Stephens, Moghaddas, Edminster, Fiedler, Haase, Harrington, Keeley, Knapp, McIver, Metlen, Skinner, Youngblood 2009 Fire treatment effects on vegetation structure, fuels, and potential fire severity in western U.S. forests
Weatherspoon 2000 A proposed long-term national study of the consequences of fire and fire surrogate treatments
Youngblood 2010 Thinning and burning in dry coniferous forests of the western United States: effectiveness in altering diameter distributions
Youngblood, Bigler-Cole, Fettig, Fiedler, Knapp, Lehmkuhl, Outcalt, Skinner, Stephens, Waldrop 2007 Making fire and fire surrogate science available: a summary of regional workshops with clients
Youngblood, Metlen, Knapp, Outcalt, Stephens, Waldrop, Yaussy 2005 Implementation of the fire and fire surrogate study: a national research effort to evaluate the consequences of fuel reduction treatments
Fire and Fire Surrogates Study Southern Cascades (Goosenest, CA) Site Map thumbnail
The southern Cascades site is located in northern California to the northeast of Mt. Shasta.

Site Manager

Carl Skinner
USFS, PSW Research Station

Site Data Manager

Rose Leonard
USFS, PSW Research Station

Site Discipline Leaders


Jamie Barbour
USFS, PNW Research Station


Chris Fettig
USFS, PSW Research Station


Carl Skinner
USFS, PSW Research Station


Bill Otrosina
USFS, Southern Research Station


Ralph Boerner
Ohio State University


Carl Skinner
USFS, PSW Research Station


Steve Zack
Wildlife Conservation Society

Kerry Farris
Wildlife Conservation Society