Presentations at the Summit addressed the state of the Sierra Nevada’s forests, the benefits the region provides to all of California, and the short and long-term impacts from its forests’ wildfires. Links to the presentations can be found below.
Following the scientific panel, there was a facilitated roundtable discussion where solutions were proposed that will protect the Sierra Nevada region and restore California’s primary watershed. A list of discussion participants can be found here.
The summit’s outcome highlighted multi-agency consensus on the strategies that will comprise the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program.
Resources and Materials
- Climate change, forests and fire in the Sierra Nevada, California: Implications for current and future resource management by Hugh Safford, Ph.D., Pacific Southwest Research Station, U.S. Forest Service
- Managing Smoke and Carbon: Strategies for minimizing impacts while increasing pace and scale of fire treatments by Leland Tarnay, Ph.D., Interagency Smoke Ecologist, Pacific Southwest Research Station, U.S. Forest Service, & National Parks Service
Download a copy of the Sierra Nevada Watershed Improvement Program summary here.
Download the Sierra Nevada Watershed Fact Sheet here.
View the videos from the summit presentations and discussions here.