2023 WIP Summit

The State of California’s Sierra-Cascade Region: Where We Are, Where We Are Going, and How to Get There

Watch the recording of our 2023 Watershed Improvement Program (WIP) Summit. The Summit recap is also available.

March 1, 2023 | 1 – 4:30 p.m.

California Natural Resources Building, Auditorium
715 P Street, Sacramento

The Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program (WIP) Summit highlights and helps California policymakers connect with Sierra Cascade issues that resonate across the state.

This year we heard from regional leaders talking about the trajectory of California’s Sierra-Cascade region, their work, and how they envision its future.




Scaling Forest Restoration and Wildfire Resilience: Not Just Why, but How

  • Kristen Shive, University of California Cooperative Extension Fuels and Forest Specialist
  • Lesley Yen, Inyo National Forest Supervisor
  • Janet Hatfield, Whitebark Institute Executive Director

Restoration and Recreation: A Recipe for Revitalization

Win-win Projects: Investing in People and Integrating Values

Unfinished Business: Opportunities for a New Legislature