Sierra CAMP Webinar: California Forest & Climate Policy – 8/29/16
Please join Sierra CAMP for this upcoming public webinar:
California Forest & Climate Policy:
What it Means for the Sierra
Monday, Aug 29, 2016
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM PDT
Sierra Nevada forests are critical to Sierra communities and to the entire state; they supply water, generate power, host millions of plant and animal species, store carbon, produce timber, and offer world class recreation — just to name a few of the countless benefits. And yet, the Sierra is experiencing mass tree mortality with 66 million tree dies offs the last six years alone, leading to greater wildfire risk and other severe vulnerabilities. What can we do to protect the Sierra?
In this webinar, we’ll give you the basics of forest health and what needs to be done on the ground. Then we’ll take a look at California forest policies and their overlap with climate policy, and explore opportunities to increase investment in Sierra forest restoration.
- Brandon Collins, Research Forester, Fire and Fuels at US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station & UC Berkeley Center for Fire Research and Outreach
- George Gentry, Vice President Regulatory Affairs at California Forestry Association
- Kerri Timmer, Government Affairs Director at Sierra Business Council
The webinar is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sierra CAMP Director Diana Madson.