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Past · September 20, 2017

Improving the Health of California’s Headwater Forests

September 20, 2017 · 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Capitol Event Center 1020 11th Street, second floor Sacramento, CA 95814

About the Program

California’s headwater forests are at risk. Years of fire suppression, emphasis on short-term management priorities, weather extremes, and climate change have set the stage for a steep decline in forest resilience. The result is lost timber production, wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities, and threats to our water supply. A panel of experts will explore management and regulatory reforms that can revitalize these forests and prepare them for a changing climate.

This research was supported with funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Please register in advance. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Lunch will be provided.


11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch available

12:00 p.m. Welcome
Jeff Mount, senior fellow, PPIC Water Policy Center

12:05 p.m. Presentation
Van Butsic, assistant cooperative extension specialist, University of California, Berkeley

12:20 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jeff Mount
David Edelson, Sierra Nevada project director, the Nature Conservancy
Barnie Gyant, deputy regional forester for resources for the Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5), USDA Forest Service
Susie Kocher, natural resources advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension, Central Sierra Region

1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn


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