Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project
How do forest vegetation treatments to prevent wildfire affect fire risk, wildlife, forest health and water? Millions of acres of Sierra Nevada forest are endangered by wildfire. The USDA National Forest Service's Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment calls for managing the forest using the best information available to protect forests and homes. Vegetation management treatments are planned or being conducted in several places in the Sierra Nevada where fire risk is high. A team of university scientists has agreed to act as an independent third party, monitoring the effects of vegetation management treatments in two areas in the Sierra Nevada. Results will be used to improve forest management in the future.
For more information on the project and on-going meetings, field trips and educational opportunities, please consult the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project website or contact Susie Kocher at firstname.lastname@example.org.