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Past · February 11, 2021

The Path to Healthy Headwater Forests

Virtual Event

February 11, 2021 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


About the Program

California’s headwater forests are increasingly vulnerable to major wildfires and droughts that threaten the benefits they provide. Proactive forest management must be greatly increased to reduce these risks—but this will require a heavy lift from private and public entities.

Join the PPIC Water Policy Center and state and federal experts for a discussion on ramping up forest management efforts in the headwaters.

This event is supported with funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.

We invite you to explore the following related resources:
Accounting for a Decade of Headwater Forest Management (PPIC Blog)
Paying for Forest Health Projects (PPIC Blog)

PPIC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. PPIC does not take or support positions on any ballot measures or on any local, state, or federal legislation, nor does it support, endorse, or oppose any political parties or candidates for public office. Any opinions expressed by event participants are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect any position of the Public Policy Institute of California.


11:00 a.m.   Welcome and Presentation
Henry McCann, research associate, Public Policy Institute of California

11:15 a.m.   Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jeffrey Mount, senior fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
Angela Avery, executive officer, Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Chris Fischer, deputy director, US Forest Service Region 5
J. Keith Gilless, chair, California Board of Forestry

11:45 a.m.   Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m.   Adjourn


Forests and Fires Water, Land & Air