Fort Complex Fire: Summery of Outcome and Events
The Fort Complex Fire burned within the Red Buttes Wilderness and adjacent roadless areas on both the Klamath and Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest during the summer of 2012. Although the fire burned in a healthy mosaic indicative of mixed severity fire, impacts were sustained due to irresponsible fire suppression tactics. Shortly after the fire, the Klamath National Forest proposed salvage logging within the Kangaroo Roadless Area. This proposal has been canceled due to significant public outcry, yet controversy still surrounds the management of fire in the roadless areas and wilderness areas of the Klamath-Siskiyou. The link below explores these issues in the context of last summer’s fire.
|Low severity fire on Fort Goff Creek summer 2012