Copies will be available soon of selected presentations given at the
2016 Chapter Conference/Workshop on:
BUILDING RESILIENCE AND HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS
IN THE SIERRA NEVADA WATERSHED
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
Managing tree mortality
Afternoon tour themes:
Rehabilitating fire fighting damage
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
The Mokelumne restoration experience