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Who Are We?
The Southern Sierra Geographic Information Cooperative (SSGIC) is funded by the Joint Fire Science Program and is focused on developing and testing an approach to incorporate wildland fuels information management into an interagency, landscape-scale planning framework. The primary goals are to reduce fiscal costs to both government agencies and the public and to improve attainment of ecological and hazard reduction
goals across jurisdictional
boundaries. The project area includes six major watersheds (Kaweah, Kern, Kings, Caliente, Mojave, and Tule watersheds) covering an area of about 4.7 million acres.
The major stakeholder agencies include: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Sequoia National Forest, Bureau of Land Management - Bakersfield District, California Department of Forestry - Tulare Ranger Unit, and Kern County Fire Department.