Postfire Restoration Decision Making

Our June meeting over Zoom will feature Dr. Mark Meyer of the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station presenting the new General Technical Report (GTR) 270 on postfire restoration decision making.  This should be relevant to the recent Washington and Slink fires in Alpine County.

Abstract:  The increasing frequency and extent of uncharacteristically severe wildfires pose a significant threat to California’s forest and shrubland ecosystems.  To address these trends, we developed a science-based framework to guide the development of postfire restoration on national forests in California.  The framework is founded on a set of guiding principles and a five-step process that leads to the development of a restoration portfolio that can inform project planning, monitoring, and research in California’s diverse ecosystems.  GTR 270 can be found here.

Biography:  Dr. Marc Meyer is an ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Regional Ecology Program and serves the Inyo, Sequoia, and Sierra National Forests.   He has a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of California Davis, is a certified senior ecologist with the Ecological Society of America, and he is one of three editors of the new general technical report (PSW-GTR-270) devoted to postfire restoration on national forests in California.  Marc’s work focuses on integrating science information into land management planning and ecological restoration projects in the southern Sierra Nevada of California.

Future Meetings:  In July a presentation on the Value of Environmental Services and the Risk to Alpine County’s Economy from Climate Change.  Suggestions for possible speakers are always welcome.  Depending on the progress of covid-19 and whether agency partners can attend, it may be possible to resume in-person meetings.

The June meeting it will be Tuesday June 1st at 6:00 pm via Zoom video conference.  The Zoom link will be active beginning about 5:45 pm to give people time to chat and resolve any technical problems.  The connection information is below.

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