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National Incident Report Center - The Morning Report is published daily during fire season and provides information on the current wildland fire situation, regional fire summaries, weather reports, burned area rehabilitation activities and closure orders for fires 500 acres and larger.

CDF Fire Information -

Fire Intelligence and Predictive Services -

California Incident Information System -

National Park Service Morning Report -

California Fire Season -

Weather Information

General Fire Weather Forecasts -

Weather Observations -

Fire Safe Information

Fire Planning & Mapping Tools -

FireWise Communities. Wildfire protection information for landowners designed to help avoid unnecessary fire loss.

California Fire Safe Council. An organization of over 90 public and private organizations that work to preserve California's natural and manmade resources by mobilizing all Californians to make their homes, neighborhoods and communities fire safe.

UC Berkeley Center for Fire Research & Outreach -

UC Homeowner’s Wildfire Mitigation Guide -

General Information

National Interagency Fire Center -

California Dept. of Forestry & Fire Protection (CDF) -

Firescope -

San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District -

University of California Publications -

California Fire Alliance -

Community Wildfire Protection Plan Handbook -

California Community Wildfire Protection Plans -

California Communities-at-Risk -

National Fire Plan -

Forest Fire Lookout Association -

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park, Fire Information -

Yosemite National Park, Fire Information -

Check out these sites for valuable info   

National Incident Report Center. The Morning Report is published daily during fire season and provides information on the current wildland fire situation, regional fire summaries, weather reports, burned area rehabilitation activities and closure orders for fires 500 acres and larger.

United States Forest Service/Sequoia Region

Kern County Fire Department

Bureau of Land Management/California

California Biodiversity Council. An Executive Council created to develop guiding principles and policies, design a statewide strategy to conserve biological diversity, and coordinate implementation of this strategy through regional and local institutions.

California Board of Forestry.

California Department of Conservation (DOC). The mission of the California Department of Conservation is to to protect public health and safety, ensure environmental quality, and support the State's long-term economic viability in the use of California's land and mineral resources.

California Department of Fish & Game. Mission is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) protects the people of California from fires, responds to emergencies, and protects and enhances forest, range, and watershed value providing social, economic, and environmental benefits to rural and urban citizens.

Fire and Resource Assessment Program (FRAP). The Fire and Resource Assessment Program is the strategic planning and resources assessment arm of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. This site contains statistical information, a map-making facility, the California Fire Plan, and more.

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)--Southwest Region. Information on anadromous fish conservation and recovery. More information on anadromous fish at the NMFS Northwest Regional Office.

Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). Formerly the Soil Conservation Service. Information about NRCS plus great technical information including data bases on plants, soils, and other natural resources throughout the US.

State Water Resources Control Board. News, laws and regulations, TMDL priority schedule, etc.

UC Cooperative Extension. University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Region 1

UC Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program. Dedicated to Conserving California's Oak Woodland Resources.

USDA Forest Service. National site.


California Association of Conservation Districts. A voluntary association whose primary purpose is to provide a unified means for Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) to move forward on their major conservation objectives.

California Forest Products Commission

California Forestry Association

California Licensed Foresters Association (CLFA).

California Tree Farmers.

For the Sake of the Salmon. For the Sake of the Salmon is a coalition of members representing the region's diverse interests and views on salmon recovery and protection. Members include the states of California, Oregon, and Washington, federal agencies, tribal governments, local governments, industry (timber, utilities, and other business), the fishing industry (sport and commercial), environmental and conservation groups, agriculture.

National Christmas Tree Association.

National Association of Conservation Districts.

Quincy Library Group. Up-to-date information on the status of the Quincy Library Group plan.

Project Learning Tree. An interdisciplinary environmental education program for educators working with students in Pre-K through 12th grade.

Society of American Foresters.

Watershed Management Council. A non-profit educational organization dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of watershed management.

 Information Sites Forestry. Some of the best forestry-related links from all over the internet including a mystery tree id contest each month.

CalFlora: California Flora Database. Contains geographic and ecological distribution information for 6717 California vascular plant taxa, as well as additional habitat information for rare taxa and species of the Sierra Nevada.

California Biodiversity News. Newsletter of the California Biodiversity Council.

California Data Exchange Center. Hydrologic data from the Department of Water Resources.

California Environmental Resources Evaluation System (CERES). Developed by the California Resources Agency to make natural and cultural resource information available and useful to a wide variety of users. An excellent resource.

California Fire Plan. This plan is the framework for decisions that will be made regarding fire management throughout the state.

California Resource Projects Inventory. A cooperative project of the California Biodiversity Council and UC Davis Information Center for the Environment (ICE). Contains the California Ecological Restoration Projects Inventory (CERPI), the Watershed Projects Inventory (WPI) and the Noxious Weed control Inventory (CalWeed).

Electronic Forest Resources Library. Links to complete publications on taxes for forest landowners and much more.

EPA: Surf Your Watershed. A service of US EPA to help you locate, use, and share environmental information on your watershed or community.

EPA: TMDL Program. provides information on EPA's total maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

Information Center for the Environment (ICE). The Information Center for the Environment is a cooperative effort of environmental scientists at the University of California, Davis and collaborators at over thirty private, state, federal, and international organizations interested in environmental protection. Lots of information and links to more information.

Nature Alley. Information about the natural history of central California especially Kern County.

North Carolina's Forest Stewardship Program. A lot of good information for landowners, professionals, teachers, and kids.

NW Fishletter. NW Fishletter is produced by Energy NewsData with grants from the Montana and Idaho offices of the Northwest Power Planning Council, the Council itself, the Bonneville Power Administration, the National Marine Fisheries Service, Chelan County PUD, Douglas County PUD, Grant County PUD and Direct Service Industries, Inc.

Pine Pitch Canker Disease. This site contains up-to-date information on pine pitch canker disease, how to identify it, and what can be done.

San Joaquin Region Resource Center. An excellent resource from RCD Area IX. Has valuable information for anyone interested in natural resources although it specifically serves Merced, Madera, Mariposa, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern Counties.

Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project (SNEP). SNEP reports, publications and data.

TopoZone. Go here for any USGS topo maps in the U.S.

TreeLink. The community forestry resource.

Virtual Foliage Home Page. Images of plants including a dendrology collection.

Virtual Library: Forestry

Watershed Information Technical System. Provides the information and tools to support local watershed planning, restoration, monitoring, and education via the CERES Web. CERES and its project WITS are programs of the California Resources Agency.

Funding Sources

Grants & funding sources from CERES.

Grant Writing links from Cyber-Sierra.

The Foundation Center. An independent nonprofit information clearinghouse that collects, organizes, analyzes, and disseminates information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects.

Kern River Valley Fire Safe Council ● PO Box 633, Kernville, CA 93238

General information: Judy Hyatt •

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