Central Sierra
University of California
Central Sierra

Susie Kocher

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Forestry/ Natural Resources Advisor
Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
1061 3rd Street
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 542-2571
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Also in:
El Dorado County

Education

MS Forestry, University of Washington. 1993
BA Anthropology (honors), University of Iowa. 1986

Specialty

Forestry, fire and water quality, facilitation, public participation

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Kocher, Susan; Lombardo, Anne, et al. (2013). "Using Social Media to Involve the Public in Wildlife Research – the SNAMP Fisher Sock Collection Drive." Journal of Extension 51((1))
  • Kocher, S.D.; Toman, E., et al. (2012). "How can we span the boundaries between wildland fire science and management in the United States?" Journal of Forestry 110(8): 421-428.
  • Harris, R.R.; Kocher, S.D. (2007). Fish and Fish Habitat. Forest Stewardship Series 12. Davis, CA, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. UCANR Publication 8242: 8.
  • Harris, R.R.; Kocher, S.D. (2007). Forest Streams. Forest Stewardship Series 9. Davis, CA, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. UCANR Publication 8239: 10.
  • Harris, R.R.; Kocher, S.D. (2007). Forest Water Quality. Forest Stewardship Series 11. Davis, CA, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. UCANR Publication 8241: 10.
  • Harris, R.R.; Kocher, S.D. (2007). Riparian Vegetation. Forest Stewardship Series 10. Davis, CA, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. UCANR Publication 8240: 7.
  • Kocher, Susan D.; Gerstein, Jared M., et al. (2007). "Rural Roads: A Construction and Maintenance Guide for California Landowners." UCANR Publication 8262: 23 pages.
  • Harris, R.R.; Kocher, S.D. (2007). The Role and Effectiveness of Local Agency Policies and Procedures in Protecting Anadromous Fish Habitat. Proceedings of the American Institute of Hydrology Annual Meeting and International Conference “Integrated Watershed Management: Partnerships in Science, Technology and Planning”, Reno, NV, Hydrological Science and Technology.
  • Harris, R.R.; Kocher, S.D. (2007). Tree Growth and Competition. Forest Stewardship Series 5. Davis, CA, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. UCANR Publication 8235: 10.
  • Kocher, Susie; Harris, Richard, et al. (2001). Recovering from Wildfire, A Guide for California'€™s Forest Landowners. Davis, CA, University of California Division Agriculture and Natural Resources. UCANR Publication 8386: 15.
  • De Lasaux, M.J.; Harris, R.R., et al. (2000). "Process and Reality: Working with a Local Watershed Organization to Develop a Restoration Effectiveness Monitoring Program." Journal of Extension 38(2)
  • Kocher, S.D.; De Lasaux, M.J. Fuel Reduction Guide for Sierra Nevada Forest Landowners. Davis, CA, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.: 26.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Kline, T. and S. Kocher. (2013). Background and Strategies for Managing Fires in California Forests. California Fire Science Consortium Wildland Fire Fact Sheet for the Public and Media. Berkeley, Ca,: 2.
  • Kocher, Susan (2012). Forest fuel reduction treatments do a lot of good and not a lot of harm. Research brief for the California Fire Science Consortium.: 2.
  • Kocher, Susan; Beckwitt, Steve (2012). Forest Indicators Report: Forest Health and Carbon Storage. A report to the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.: 37.
  • Wade, D. and S. Kocher. (2012). Restoring Conservancy Lands Following the Angora Fire – a Preliminary Assessment. A report to the California Tahoe Conservancy.: 58.
  • Kocher, S. (2011). Angora Success Should not Create a False Sense of Security: Well-funded erosion control measures and lucky weather helped keep Tahoe blue. Severe fire threat remains. Summer.: 10-11.
  • Kocher, Susan; Quarles, Steve (2011). Improving Your Home? Consider Fire Risk When Planning Improvements. Tahoe Daily Tribune.
  • Kocher, S. 2011. Building on Science to Implement Landscape Level Treatments for Fire Resilience: Report on a Conference held at McClellan Park, CA April 27th and 28th, 2011. June 2011. 55 pages. 

  • Kocher, S.D. (2009). "Landscape restoration after the Angora fire." UC Delivers
  • Kocher, S.D.; Long, B.T. (2009). Voluntary Revegetation Guidelines for Private Parcels in the Angora burn area of South Lake Tahoe, CA. South Lake Tahoe, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension.: 23.
  • Kocher, Susan.D.; Thompson, Lisa C.; Harris, Richard R. (2008). "Living among the Fish, A Guide to Conservation of Fish Habitat in the Developed Landscape." UCANR Publication 8279. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Davis, CA: 26 pages.
  • Kocher, Susie D.; Wade, Daylin (2007). Angora Fire Restoration Monitoring Protocol for the California Tahoe Conservancy. South Lake Tahoe, CA,: 36.
  • Wade, Daylin; Kocher, Susie (2007). "Angora Fire Restoration Monitoring Protocol for the California Tahoe Conservancy.": 36 pages.
  • Kocher, Susan D.; Harris, Richard R. (2007). "Fish and Fish Habitat." Forest Stewardship Series 12(UCANR Publication 8242): 8 pages.
  • Kocher, Susan D.; Cobourn, John (2007). "Natural Resource Issues in the Lake Tahoe Basin: An Extension Needs Assessment." Special Publication SP-07-20. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Reno, NV: 18 pages.
  • Kocher, Susan D.; Harris, Richard R. (2007). "The Role and Effectiveness of Local Agency Policies and Procedures in Protecting Anadromous Fish Habitat." Hydrological Science and Technology - Integrated Watershed Management: Partnerships in Science, Technology and Planning - The Proceedings of the American Institute of Hydrology Annual Meeting and International Conference 24(No. 1-4): 121-126.
  • Kocher, S.D. (2005). An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Plumas County Child Care Retention/Incentive Program. Quincy, CA, First 5 Plumas, Plumas County Children and Families Commission.: 26.
  • Kocher, S.D.; Harris, R.R. (2005). Development Policies and Practices Affecting Habitat for Anadromous Fish in the San Francisquito Creek Watershed, Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, California. University of California Cooperative Extension, Berkeley, CA, Prepared for San Francisquito Watershed Council.: 129.
  • Harris, Richard R.; Kocher, Susan D. (2005). "Development Policies and Practices Affecting Habitat for Anadromous Fish in the San Francisquito Creek Watershed, Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, California." Prepared for San Francisquito Watershed Council by University of California Cooperative Extension, Berkeley, CA: 129 pages.
  • Kocher, S.D.; Gerstein, J.M., et al. (2005). Documenting Salmonid Habitat Restoration Project Locations. Berkeley, CA, University of California, Center for Forestry.: 22.
  • Kocher, S.D.; Harris, R.R., et al. (2005). Monitoring the Effectiveness of Riparian Vegetation Restoration. Berkeley, CA, University of California, Center for Forestry.: 33.
  • Harris, Richard R.; Kocher, Susan D.; Gerstein, J.M. and Olson, C. (2005). "Monitoring the Effectiveness of Riparian Vegetation Restoration.": 33 pages.
  • Kocher, S.D.; Gerstein, J.M. (2005). Photographic Monitoring of Salmonid Habitat Restoration Projects. Berkeley, CA, University of California, Center for Forestry.: 21.
  • Gerstein, Jared M.; . Kocher, Susan D. (2005). "Photographic Monitoring of Salmonid Habitat Restoration Projects.": 21 pages.
  • Olson, C.M.; Harris, R.R., et al. (2005). Procedures for Monitoring the Implementation and Effectiveness of Fisheries Habitat Restoration Projects. Berkeley, CA, University of California, Center for Forestry.: 24.
  • Harris, Richard R.; Olson, Craig M.; Kocher, Susan D.; Gerstein, Jared M.; Stockard, William; Weaver, William E. (2005). "Procedures for Monitoring the Implementation and Effectiveness of Fisheries Habitat Restoration Projects.": 24 pages.
  • Harris, R.R.; Kocher, S.D. (2005). Qualitative Monitoring of Fisheries Habitat Restoration. Berkeley, CA, University of California, Center for Forestry.: 166.
  • Harris, Richard R.; Kocher, Susan D. (2002). "Oak Management by County Jurisdictions in the Central Sierra Nevada, California." Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Oak Woodlands: Oaks in California's Changing Landscape. Standiford, Richard B.; McCreary, Doug; Purcell,L.K. technical coordinators General Technical Report PSW-GTR-184: 463-472.
  • Kocher, Susie D. (2001). Blueprint for Youth. Building a Future for Portola Youth. Portola, CA, Youth in Focus.: 37.
  • George, Holly A.; Kocher, Susan D.; Hamblen, B. (2001). "Caring for Your Animals." Donaldson, Susan. Living on the Land: Stewardship for Small Acreages Funded by a grant from the Western Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. (Lesson plan and instructional powerpoint)(Module 5, Lesson 2)
  • Kocher, S.D. (2001). Compliance With AB13 in Plumas County - California's Smoke-Free Bar Law: Compliance Rates, Compliance Procedure, and Recommendations for Improvement. Report to the Plumas County Public Health Agency. Quincy, CA,: 16.
  • Harris, Richard R.; Kocher, Susan D.; Kull, Kallie M. (2001). "Effects of County Land Use Regulations And Management On Anadromous Salmonids And Their Habitats: Sonoma, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties, California." Prepared for the FishNet 4 C program: 69 pages.
  • George, Holly A.; Kocher, Susan D.; Miller, B.; Hefner, Melody; Williams, C. (2001). "Managing Impacts to Avoid Negative Impacts." Donaldson, Susan. Living on the Land: Stewardship for Small Acreages Funded by a grant from the Western Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. (Lesson plan and instructional powerpoint)(Module 5, Lesson 3)
  • George, Holly A.; Kocher, Susan D.; Miller, B.; Hefner, Melody (2001). "So You Want To Be An Animal Owner?" In: Donaldson, Susan. 2001. Living on the Land: Stewardship for Small Acreages Funded by a grant from the Western Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. (Lesson plan and instructional powerpoint)(Module 5, Lesson 1)
  • Kusel, Jonathan; Kocher, Susan D., et al. (2000). "Effects of Displacement and Outsourcing on Woods Workers and Their Families." Society and Natural Resources 13: 115-134.
  • Kocher, S.D.; De Lasaux, M.J. (1999). Big Flat Meadow Restoration Project. University of California Cooperative Extension, Quincy, CA, Feather River Coordinated Resource Management Group. Fact Sheet #6: 4.
  • George, H.A.; Kocher, S.D. (1999). Land Management Regulations and Agency Contact Directory, Plumas and Sierra Counties, California. Quincy, CA, University of California Cooperative Extension.: 17.
  • Harris, R.R. and S.D. Kocher. (1998). "Effects of County Land Use Regulations and Management on Anadromous Salmonids And Their Habitats: Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino, Siskiyou and Trinity Counties, California." A Final Report to the Five County Planning Group in the North Coast Coho Salmon Transboundary Evolutionarily Significant Unit Center for Water and Wildland Resources, University of California, Davis, CA: 63 pages.
  • Kocher, S.D.; Harris, R.R. (1998). Effects of County Land Use Regulations and Management on Anadromous Salmonids And Their Habitats: Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino, Siskiyou and Trinity Counties, California. Final Report to the Five County Planning Group in the North Coast Coho Salmon Transboundary Evolutionarily Significant Unit. University of California, Davis, CA, Center for Waterand Wildland Resources.: 63.
  • Kocher, S.D. (1998). When: Cultural History of California Forests. Working in the Woods: A Guide for California's Forest Landowners. University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • LeBlanc, J.W.; Kocher, S.D. (1998). When: The Fire History of Your Property. Working in the Woods: A Guide for California’s Forest Landowners. University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • Kocher, S.D. (1998). When: Your Forest's History. Working in the Woods: A Guide for California's Forest Landowners. University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • LeBlanc, J.W.; Kocher, S.D. (1998). Who Can Help? Agencies and Organizations Providing Assistance to Landowners. Working in the Woods: A Guide for California’s Forest Landowners. University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • Kocher, S.D. (1998). Why Does Douglas-fir Grow Here? Working in the Woods: A Guide for California’s Forest Landowners. University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • Kocher, S.D. (1998). Why Does Giant Sequoia Grow Here? Working in the Woods: A Guide for California’s Forest Landowners. University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • Kocher, S.D. (1998). Why Does Jeffrey Pine Grow Here? Working in the Woods: A Guide for California’s Forest Landowners. University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • Kocher, S.D. (1998). Why Does Lodgepole Pine Grow Here? Working in the Woods: A Guide for California’s Forest Landowners. University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • Kocher, Susan D. (1998). "Why Does Ponderosa Pine Grow Here? Working in the Woods: A Guide for California's Forest Landowners. University of California Cooperative Extension."
  • Kocher, S.D. (1998). Why Does Redwood Grow Here? Working in the Woods: A Guide for California's Forest Landowners. University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • Kocher, Susan D.; LeBlanc, John W. (1998). "Why is My Forest the Way it Is: Site Quality." Working in the Woods: A Guide for California's Forest Landowners. University of California Cooperative Extension
  • LeBlanc, J.W.; Kocher, S.D. (1998). Why Is My Forest the Way It Is: Soil Erosion. Working in the Woods: A Guide for California'€™s Forest Landowners. University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • LeBlanc, J.W.; Kocher, S.D. (1998). Why is My Forest the Way It Is: Soils. Working in the Woods: A Guide for California'€™s Forest Landowners. University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • Kocher, S.D. (1998). Why Is My Forest the Way It Is: Water. Working in the Woods: A Guide for California'€™s Forest Landowners. University of California, Berkeley, CA.
  • Kocher, S.D. (1997). "Conceptual Models for Restoration of Water and Sediment Storage in Sierra Nevada Meadows." Watershed Management Council Networker 7(3)
  • Kocher, S.D.; De Lasaux, M.J. (1996). 1985- 1995 Accomplished Projects Summary. University of California Cooperative Extension, Quincy, CA, Feather River Coordinated Resource Management Group. Fact Sheet #2: 5.
  • Kocher, S.D.; De Lasaux, M.J. (1996). Greenhorn Creek Trout Enhancement Project. University of California Cooperative Extension, Quincy, CA, Feather River Coordinated Resource Management Group. Fact Sheet #4: 4.
  • Kocher, S.D.; De Lasaux, M.J. (1996). Organizational Profile. University of California Cooperative Extension, Quincy, CA, Feather River Coordinated Resource Management Group. Fact Sheet #1: 4.
  • Kocher, S.D.; De Lasaux, M.J. (1996). Red Clover Creek Demonstration Project. University of California Cooperative Extension, Quincy, CA, Feather River Coordinated Resource Management Group. Fact Sheet #3: 4.
  • Kocher, S.D.; De Lasaux, M.J. (1996). Wolf Creek Restoration Project. University of California Cooperative Extension, Quincy, CA, Feather River Coordinated Resource Management Group. Fact Sheet #5: 4.
  • De Lasaux, Michael J.; Kocher, Susan D. (1996). "Wolf Creek Restoration Project." Feather River Coordinated Resource Management Group Fact Sheet 5: 4 pages.

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