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.
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