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Aquatic Assessment and Fire Assessment workshops in Sacramento – March 27 & March 28

Workshop:  Aquatic Assessment in the Sierra Nevada Bio-Region

 March 27th, 2013, 9:30-3pm , McClellan Wildland Fire Training and Conference Center, Inaja Room

(directions  http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5364195.pdf)

 The Regional Planning Team Ecologist, Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman, from the Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region will host a workshop on sustainability of aquatic ecosystem conditions in relation to fire and water quality and quantity in the Sierra Nevada bio-region. This work is in support of an ongoing effort to revise land management plans on the Sierra, Sequoia, and Inyo National Forests using the 2012 Planning Rule. Currently, all three forests are in the “assessment phase” of plan revision. The Regional Planning Team is developing a Bio-Regional Assessment for the Sierra Nevada to provide the larger context for forest-level assessments and, eventually, plan revision. Subsequent national forests in California will undergo plan revision in the future.

 This workshop will focus on multi-stakeholder information on current condition and trends, including information gathered thus far on ecological integrity of aquatic ecosystem conditions and fire resilience in the bio-region. The format of the workshop will be presentations and questions by a panel representing aquatic and fire specialists in the Regional Office of the Forest Service, and collaborators from non-government organizations, local, state, and federal agencies, and scientists.  An agenda will be posted on Our Forest Place (http://ourforestplace.ning.com/). You can collaborate with us at http://livingassessment.wikispaces.com/ (Chapter 1, 2 and 3). Information added to the Living Assessment by April 8, 2013 will be used to draft the Bio-Regional Assessment Report.

 There will be more opportunities for collaboration on the draft report.  We hope you will join us for this workshop. 

 Workshop:  Fire Assessment in the Sierra Nevada Bio-Region

 March 28th, 2013, 9:30-3pm, McClellan Wildland Fire Training and Conference Center, Inaja Room

(directions http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5364195.pdf)

 The Regional Planning Team Ecologist, Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman, from the Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region will host a workshop on fire in the Sierra Nevada bio-region. This work is in support of an ongoing effort to revise land management plans on the Sierra, Sequoia, and Inyo National Forests using the 2012 Planning Rule. Currently, all three forests are in the “assessment phase” of plan revision. The Regional Planning Team is developing a Bio-Regional Assessment for the Sierra Nevada to provide the larger context for forest-level assessments and, eventually, plan revision. Subsequent national forests in California will undergo plan revision in the future.

 This workshop will focus on multi-stakeholder information on current condition and trends, including information gathered thus far on fire in the bio-region. The format of the workshop will be presentations and questions by a panel representing fuel and fire specialists, and fire ecologists in the Regional Office of the Forest Service, and collaborators from non-government organizations, local, state, and federal agencies, and scientists.  An agenda will be posted on Our Forest Place (http://ourforestplace.ning.com/). You can collaborate with us at http://livingassessment.wikispaces.com/ (Chapter 3). Information added to the Living Assessment by April 8, 2013 will be used to draft the Bio-Regional Assessment Report.

 There will be more opportunities for collaboration on the draft report.  We hope you will join us for this workshop.

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