Ishi Pishi Road & H
Orleans, CA 95556
Contact Frank Lake
My current research involves wildland fire effects, traditional ecological knowledge, Climate Change, and ethno-ecology with an emphasis on cultural management and fire ecology of forest, shrub, grassland and riparian environments in the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion. My research projects support the Western Klamath Restoration Partnership composed of the Mid Klamath Watershed Council and Orleans-Somes Bar Fire Safe Council, Karuk Tribe, Yurok Tribe, The Nature Conservancy, rural community members, and government agencies on fuels reduction, prescribed fire, ethno-botany, and other natural resource issues. My other projects and research include: American Indian Tribes and Climate Change; Agroforestry practices of Indigenous and tribal people, and Wildland Fire effects on Heritage and Cultural Resources. I mentor and serve as a graduate committee member for several students working on tribal food security, wildland fire, and forest management. I serve as a Resource Advisor on wildfires, and am a faculty member of the Rx 510 Advanced Fire Effects course at the National Advanced Fire and Resources Institute.
I have worked as a fisheries habitat biologist in western Oregon on the Siuslaw and Rouge River National Forests and in Northwestern California for the Hoopa Tribe's Fisheries Program. I switched from fisheries habitat work in 1999 and started graduate school in the Fall 2000 to study traditional ecological knowledge, tribal/fire management practices and fire ecology. I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Environmental Science program-Ecology section at Oregon State University.
- Oregon State University, Ph.D. Candidate Environmental Sciences Graduate Program-Ecology section, 2007
- University of California, B.S. Integrated Ecology and Culture, Individual major; Native American Studies minor, 1995
Awards & Recognition
- Fellowship, 2004
Community Forestry Research Fellowship recipient, U.C. Berkeley
Publications & Products
- Winter, Patricia L.; Long, Jonathan W.; Lake, Frank K.; Charnley, Susan. 2014. Broader context for social, economic, and cultural components.
- Charnley, Susan; Long, Jonathan W.; Lake, Frank K. 2014. Collaboration in national forest management.
- Lake, Frank K.; Long, Jonathan W. 2014. Fire and tribal cultural resources.
- Rossier, Colleen; Lake, Frank. 2014. Indigenous traditional ecological knowledge in agroforestry.
- Winter, Patricia L.; Long, Jonathan W.; Lake, Frank K. 2014. Sociocultural perspectives on threats, risks, and health.
- Lake, Frank K. 2013. After the First Full Moon in April: A Sourcebook of Herbal Medicine from a California Indian Elder [Book Review].
- Anderson, Kat M.; Lake, Frank K. 2013. California Indian ethnomycology and associated forest management.
- Voggesser, Garrit; Lynn, Kathy; Daigle, John; Lake, Frank K.; Ranco, Darren. 2013. Cultural impacts to tribes from climate change influences on forests.
- Lake, Frank K. 2013. Historical and cultural fires, tribal management and research issue in Northern California: Trails, fires and tribulations.
- Lynn, Kathy; Daigle, John; Hoffman, Jennie; Lake, Frank; Michelle, Natalie; Ranco, Darren; Viles, Carson; Voggesser, Garrit; Williams, Paul. 2013. The impacts of climate change on tribal traditional foods.
- Trosper, Ronald L.; Clark, Fred; Gerez-Fernandez, Patrica; Lake, Frank; McGregor, Deborah; Peters, Charles M.; Purata, Silvia; Ryan, Teresa; Thomson, Alan; Watson, Alan E.; Wyatt, Stephen. 2012. North America [Chapter 5].
- Lake, Frank K.; Tripp, William; Reed, R. 2010. The Karuk tribe, planetary stewardship, and world renewal on the middle Klamath River, California.
|Incorporation of American Indian traditional ecological knowledge and values into understanding Fire Effects on Cultural Resources and Heritage Values.||2012|