California-Nevada Chapter SWCS


Photos courtesy of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service


Copies will be available soon of selected presentations given at the
2016 Chapter Conference/Workshop on:


Event was held on September 27 - 28, 2016 at the
Amador County Agriculture Conference Room in Jackson, CA.

The Sierra Nevada Region plays a critical role in California’s water supply and hydrological system. More than 60 percent of California’s developed water supply originates in the Sierra Nevada serving end users throughout the State. Snowpack in the Sierra region provides a natural form of water storage, and Sierra forests and meadows play a role in ensuring water quality and reliability.

DAY 1- September 27th Coach Field tour

Morning tour themes:

Post wildfire erosion control from Butte fire

helicopter mulching

Managing tree mortality

Afternoon tour themes:

Rehabilitating fire fighting damage

Forest harvest


Meadow restoration

DAY 2- September 28th General Session

Keynote Address: Challenges facing the Sierra Nevada Watershed
Danny Cluck - Forest Entomologist – USFS

Implementing resilient treatments in forested landscapes
Tom Esgate - Managing Director Lassen County Fire Safe Council

The future of biomass plants in addressing the challenge of dead and dying tree removal
Julee Malinowski, CEO, California Biomass Energy Alliance

Restoring our Forests...What's Standing in the Way?
Mike Albrecht, President, Sierra Resource Management Inc.

Forecasting methods for reducing wildfire potential
Gina McGuire

The Mokelumne restoration experience

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