Klamath Siskiyou

Comments on draft Northern California Conservation and Recreation Act (NCCRA)

Congressman Jared Huffman (CA) is drafting legislation to protection wilderness and wild and scenic rivers within the northern California portion of the world-class Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion. Geos Institute recently commented on the draft requesting changes to the fire management section based on best available science: 

  1. Fire-Mediated Biodiversity Needs to be Recognized as Integral to the Ecological Integrity of the Klamath-Siskiyou Ecoregion
  2. Provisions Related to “Uncharacteristic Fire” Are Unclear and Need to be based on the Characteristic Fire Regime of the Region
  3. Protections Should be added to Late-Successional Reserves (and Forests) Before and After Natural Disturbances
  4. Further Limitations on the Use of Fuel Breaks Along Roads and Plantations Are Needed
  5. Multiparty Monitoring Requires Funding and Scientific Guidance

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