Welcome to the Southern Sierra Prescribed Fire Council

Our mission is to serve as a venue for practitioners, state and federal agencies, academic institutions, tribes, non-governmental organizations, coalitions, and interested individuals to work collaboratively to promote, protect, conserve, and expand the responsible use of prescribed fire and cultural fire in the southern Sierra Nevada’s fire-adapted landscapes and fire-dependent landscapes, and to promote public understanding and acceptance on the ecological and cultural importance of burning.

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Annual Meeting a Success!

The SSPFC held its annual meeting on Wednesday October 26, 2016 in Fresno, CA.

Over 35 participants representing organizations around the Southern Sierra gathered to discuss Rx fire, focusing around the theme of "cooperative and collaborative effort - what makes them successful?"

For more information, including the meeting summary and the links to presentations, please click the link below


                            CLICK HERE

Granite Knob Fire, Lightening Ignition, Sequoia National Forest
Photo Credit: Scott Williams 
New Chair and Vice Chair Elected

John Mount, Chair
Central Sierra Historical Society

Chris Mallek
Spatial Informatics Group, LLC



SSPFC now recruiting committee members
Are you interested in becoming a steering or advisory committee member?  Click here to check our list of current committee members, and contact us to get more involved.