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Siskiyou Prescribed Burn Association

Siskiyou PBA Mission

The mission of the Siskiyou Prescribed Burn Association (SPBA) is to facilitate and support beneficial burning in and around Siskiyou County through education, training, leadership, collaboration, and coordination, and by providing equipment, expertise, and other material support to the community.

Vision and Values 

The vision of the SPBA is that people living in the fire-adapted Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion, including all of Siskiyou County, will have constructive relationships with fire.  This includes understanding the role of fire in the ecosystem, the use of fire when appropriate, preventing fire when necessary, and mitigating the negative impacts of fire when they occur.

The purpose of the SPBA is to facilitate and support the use of beneficial fire to reduce wildfire hazard to communities and watersheds, to restore ecological health and function to the landscape, and to help build fire adapted communities that are prepared to live with fire now and into the future.

The "PBA model" is a well proven method of partners working together to bring beneficial fire back to the landscape and reestablish more resilient ecosystem conditions. Successful PBA’s have been operating in the Southeastern U.S. and Great Plains States for years. In 2017, the first PBA in California was established in Humboldt County. The model quickly spread throughout the State with over a dozen similar organizations forming over the past few years.


The founding organizational sponsors for the SPBA include the Mid Klamath Watershed Council, the Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center, the Quartz Valley Indian Reservation, the Scott River Watershed Council and the Shasta Valley Resource Conservation District (RCD).   The SPBA also partners with the Klamath and Shasta-Trinity National Forests, CAL FIRE, and local Fire Departments and Fire Safe Councils to increase local capacity for prescribed fire.