Pfeiffer Fire - Information Links

Our hearts go out to Chief Martha Karstens and others who have lost their homes in the Pfeiffer Fire.

Firescape participants have shared these good links for information about current wildfires, including the Pfeiffer Fire


Fall Newsletter

Check out our newsletter for Fall 2013. It's a compact summary of current activities, with links to upcoming events. If you are involved in an activity that supports Firescape Monterey's vision, we would be happy to include it in the next issue.  For more information, contact: Kerri Frangioso. 


The 10 Standard Fire Orders and the 18 Watch Out Situations used by firefighters.


Glossary of fire terms. This glossary is the national reference, maintained by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group.

Official status of wildfires across the nation on Inciweb. You can sort the list by state, fire name (incident), fire size or other statistics.



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Tad Mason is now a member of FireScape Monterey
Apr 21
ROBERT D. AVERSANO is now a member of FireScape Monterey
Dec 5, 2013
Rob Thompson is now a member of FireScape Monterey
Nov 26, 2013
Joe Rawitzer posted a discussion
Oct 17, 2013

Welcome to FireScape Monterey!

As the Co-leads of FireScape Monterey, we welcome you to this open, collaborative community, working to protect life and property affected wildfire and healthy resilient ecosystems of the Northern Santa Lucia Mountains and the Monterey Coast. We three are very different, but we have volunteered together to lead this effort with the conviction that we need to bring many kinds of knowledge and experience together to arrive at creative, workable solutions to fire-related issues in this extraordinary landscape. Please join us, the Core Team and the many participants who are already bringing their energy to this exciting effort.


Co-leads of FireScape Monterey (left to right):

Jeff Kwasny - Los Padres National Forest

Gordon Johnson - California Wilderness Project

Butch Kronlund - Coast Property Owner's Association.


The activities of FireScape Monterey revolve around the group's vision statement and five shared values.


FireScape Monterey promotes protection of both life and property affected by wildfire and healthy resilient ecosystems through collaborative stewardship.


  •  Fire adapted human communities

  •  Healthy watersheds

  •  Native biodiversity

  •  Cultural resources

  •  Aesthetic, natural and wilderness qualities of the northern Santa Lucia Mountains.


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A Message from the District Ranger

The Monterey Ranger District of the Los Padres National Forest is pleased to participate with our local communities and many partners in this exciting new approach to foster shared and mindful stewardship of the Northern Santa Lucia Mountains and the Monterey Coast. I encourage open, public participation in this collaborative effort. Working together, we can develop a framework to nurture resilient natural ecosystems while making our local communities safer and sustainable. . . . MORE    

Timothy Short, District Ranger
Monterey Ranger District, Los Padres National Fore


Central Coast Rx Fire Council

Started by Joe Rawitzer Oct 17, 2013. 0 Replies

Prescribed Fire is coming of age!  Firescaping is restoring native fire regimes with appropriate fire management.We are pleased to announce the formation of the Central Coast Rx Fire Council.  The Central Coast Rx Fire Council works in collaboration…Continue

The loss of 19 Firefighters

Started by Richard W. Halsey Jul 6, 2013. 0 Replies

In reading and talking to folks about the 19 firefighter deaths this past week in the Yarnell Fire, I am reminded of how I felt after learning about the details of the 2006 Esperanza Fire in Riverside County where 5 firefighters were killed…Continue

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Persistence of Sudden Oak Death following wildfires in the Big Sur region

Posted by Kerri Frangioso on November 9, 2012 at 3:29pm 0 Comments

On October 30, 2012 Maia Beh, with the University of California Cooperative Extension, gave an on-line webinar through the California Fire Science Consortium on her master's thesis. Maia conducted research on the affects of the Basin fire on the Persistence of Sudden Oak Death following wildfires in the Big Sur region.

If you were unable to make the webinar but are still interested in seeing it you can watch it at any time here:…



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