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FLC Field Day

Sep 16, 2023, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Berryman Family Forest Siskiyou County, CA

The Berryman Family Forest was purchased in 1995 by Ron & Martha Berryman. The geology is fascinating as the entire forest sits atop soils from an ancient collapse
of a “previous” Mt. Shasta some 350,000 years ago. The collapse covered a swath 40 kilometers in length, one of the largest known landslides in the world! The weather is also somewhat unique as the air flow around Mt Shasta and Black Butte provides for very high winds, particularly in the fall/winter period. In the past 10 years, wildfires have erupted very close to the property driven by winds from the south. The last occurrence was the Mill Fire in 2022 that started within the city of Weed, destroyed the Lincoln Heights subdivision adjacent to the property, and advanced into the northeast corner of the forest. Aggressive fuels management at the Berryman property line changed the character of the fire from a crown fire to a ground fire which saved that forest. That will be the focus of the September Field Day.

Field Day Schedule Overview
9:30am-10:00am – Registration and Sign Waivers
10:00am-3:00pm* – Field Day Tour
*Lunch will be provided and planned for 12:00pm, approximately. We will provide bottled water.

The last time we visited the Berryman Family Forest was June 2011. The bulk of the time will be spent looking at their fuel management projects, some of which were done with CFIP funding. The Mill Fire started in the city of Weed last year and very quickly engulfed the subdivision adjoining our forest. The stark remnants of burned homes shows the contrast between their forest, which was largely unscathed.

The morning will be spent showing the fuel breaks and take questions. Following lunch, we will convene to the new foot bridge site and cross the bridge to see the fire results.


Berryman Tree Farm
Weed, California
United States

Register Today

Registration Form


FLC Members - $25 per person
Nonmembers - $35 per person

Reservations are REQUIRED and must be made no later than September 11, 2023. Please complete the form and include payment; mail or fax to the FLC office: (916) 294-0415.

Lodging Information

Comfort Inn
1844 Shastina Drive
Weed, CA 96064
(530) 938-1982

Hi-Lo Motel Café and RV Park
88 South Weed Boulevard
Weed, CA 96094
(530) 938-2731

Motel 6 Weed
466 N. Weed Boulevard
Weed, CA 96094
(530) 938-4101

Shasta Inn
1121 S. Mount Shasta Boulevard
Mount Shasta, CA 96067
(530) 926-3411

Swiss Holiday Lodge
2400 S. Mount Shasta Boulevard
Mount Shasta, CA 96067
(530) 926-3446

Town House Motel
157 S. Weed Boulevard
Weed, CA 96094
(530) 938-4431

Contact Information


Signage Showing Forest Management

Signage Showing Forest Management

New Foot Bridge

New Foot Bridge