Kathryn Low

Fire Academic Coordinator
Placer-Nevada Counties
11477 E Ave
Auburn, CA 95603
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Katie Low is the statewide Fire Coordinator supporting UC's Fire Resilient California Program. Prior to this role, Katie completed her Master of Forestry from UC Berkeley where she researched the short- and long-term ecological impacts of fuel reduction and forest restoration treatments on California's Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forests. She also holds bachelor's degrees in forestry and geography from UC Berkeley. Katie is also on the Steering Committee for the Forestry and Natural Resources Career Mentorship Program, which is aims to provide professional development resources to historically underrepresented students studying forestry and natural resource management.


Wildfire Science


Fire ecology, Forest ecology, Forest management, Fuel reduction treatments


Peer Reviewed

  • Low, Kathryn E.; Collins, Brandon M.; Bernal, Alexis; Sanders, John E.; Pastor, Dylan; Manley, Patricia; White, Angela M.; Stephens, Scott L. (2021). Longer-term impacts of fuel reduction treatments on forest structure, fuels, and drought resistance in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Forest Ecology and Management. 479:118609.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Low, Kathryn E. (2021). Anthropogenic Climate Change in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California, USA. https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2285334
  • Low, Kathryn E.; Collins, Brandon M. (2021). Longer-term impacts of fuels reduction treatments in the Lake Tahoe Basin. California Fire Science Consortium: Research Brief for Resource Managers. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/545a90ede4b026480c02c5c7/t/5fd900a31f10986c2eda67c1/1608056995863/LowK_Longterm_Tahoe_Treatments_RB_F.pdf

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