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3 September 2015

Final Report posted

Dear participants of the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project, we are happy to announce that the Final chapters of the ...

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3 September 2015

Final Report posted

Dear participants of the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project, we are happy to announce that the Final chapters of the SNAMP final report are now available here.

Newsletters | 24 August 2015

Summer 2015 Newsletter: Vol 8 No 2 - Owl Team

Juvenile Owl
Since 2007, the SNAMP California Spotted Owl team has been working to understand if the potential long-term benefits (reduced fire risk) of Strategically Placed Landscape Area Treatments (SPLATs ) outweigh potential short-term impacts (habitat simplification) to spotted owls. They conducted a two-part analysis to assess the effects including: 1) a retrospective analysis using 20 years of demographic data collected at 74 spotted owl territories and 2) a prospective analysis (30 years into the future) of the effects of SPLATs and wildfire on spotted owl habitat and demography. Their results come at an important time with the increase in severe fires at large scales. Forest managers are looking at how to address fire severity by reducing fuels while keeping functional habitat for wildlife. To learn more about owl team research, please check out the Summer 2015 Newsletter.

14 August 2015

Water Team Final Report Chapter Posted

Dear participants of the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project,

We are happy to announce that the remaining chapter of the SNAMP final report is now available for your review.

Appendix E: Water Quality and Quantity Team
It is available for download at: here. (Report sections are hotlinked to the report outline). If you wish to comment on this chapter we have a survey available to record your comments. The survey is available here.

The chapter has been sent out for peer review. All comments received by September 15th will be passed on to report authors for deliberation as they finalize the water team appendix.

The comment deadline for the rest of the report has passed. We received comments from peer reviewers, management agencies and stakeholders. Authors have revised their sections as feasible. A summary of comments provided and the final version of the report (except for this water chapter) will be posted on line at the SNAMP website (http://snamp.cnr.berkeley.edu/) by August 31st.

Please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions about this final phase of SNAMP.

Sincerely,

Susie

Susie Kocher, Natural Resources Advisor, RPF #2874, sdkocher@ucanr.edu