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photo - Stanislaus River in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California Video: The Path to Healthy Headwater Forests The worst wildfire year in California history prompted new efforts to manage Sierra forests to improve their resilience to fire and drought. A panel of experts discussed ways to increase the pace and scale of management to restore forest health. Read More
photo - Mark Baldassare and Eleni Kounalakis Video: A Conversation with Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about state efforts to combat COVID-19 and address the economic impact of the pandemic. Read More
photo - Sequoia National Park Mountain Landscape in Autumn Accounting for a Decade of Headwater Forest Management As California accelerates management of headwater forests to reduce wildfire risk, understanding past efforts is useful. Yet data on such work is lacking. PPIC did a basic accounting of the past decade of forest management, which has lessons for going forward. Read More
Whitewater Rapids in California Forest, in Winter Turning the Page on a Disruptive Year in the Water World Ellen Hanak, director of the PPIC Water Policy Center, describes some of 2020’s more pressing water-world challenges, and the center’s response to them. Read More
Photo - Stream of Gold, Sunset Landscape In California A Wish List for Water Collaboration with the Biden‒Harris Administration Cooperation between California and the federal government was at a low ebb over the past four years. A diverse group of experts discusses top water priorities for collaboration between the state and the new administration. Read More
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