Wildland Fire Program
Prescribed burning is an ancestral cultural practice that has taken place for thousands of years to manage the landscape, to stimulate the production of resources for humans and for animals, to prevent catastrophic wildfires, and to provide for species abundance and diversity. The euro-american invasion has since disrupted cultural fire practices with (among other injustices) fire suppression policies.
Currently The Karuk DNR works to restore these cultural practices, and has identified the Wildland Fire Program to operate under cultural objectives to return the seasonal low intensity fires, which the ecology has evolved with since time immemorial.
Fire Management Officer
I am a specialist on forest management and have over 32 years of experience. I have worked for numerous federal and state organizations in Fire suppression and Fuels treatment. I am on a type 2 Management team as a division and a type 3 ICT for the Klamath River Trex, I am currently funded through FY 2022 through the Calfire grant program and will provide oversight, guidance, and program coordination functions for project implementation of the somes bar project fire suppression resources.
Prescribed Fire and Fuels Specialist
I am a specialist on forest management and have over 20 years of experience. I have worked for numerous federal and state organizations in Fire and Fuels. I was the lead on the 2015-2019 Klamath River TREX Planning Calls, Co-Lead on Applications, Qualifications, Resource and Training Units as well as a member of the Situation Unit. I am a member of the local volunteer fire department and actively engaged in three Fire Safe Councils and one Firewise Community. I have a Master’s of Forestry, Fire Ecology from Northern Arizona University. I have a Bachelor's of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, Public Management. I am currently funded through FY 2021 from the BIA Fuels Program Reserved Treaty Rights Lands Fund and will provide oversight, guidance, and program coordination functions for project implementation and out-year planning.