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25 September 2014

Revised SNAMP Timeline

The UC Science Team is extending the timeline for completing the SNAMP final report and holding the final SNAMP meetings ...

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25 September 2014

Revised SNAMP Timeline

The UC Science Team is extending the timeline for completing the SNAMP final report and holding the final SNAMP meetings.

Last year, we developed an ambitious timeline with a December 31, 2014 deadline for all SNAMP products. However, analysis and modelling have not proceeded as smoothly as we had hoped, especially for the integrated assessment, which requires developing vegetation maps and fire modelling products that simultaneously meet the needs of all the resource teams.

To ensure that we are able to produce the best possible final products, we have changed the deadline to May 31, 2015. The final SNAMP meeting will be scheduled for mid-April 2015.

The draft final report will be released in mid-February 2015, allowing a month and a half for review.

The November 6, 2014 SNAMP Annual meeting will be presented as a webinar and will provide an update of the UC Science Team’s progress. An annual report describing the progress of each team this year will be completed and posted by December 31, 2014.

Below is our revised timeline.

Thank you for your continued support and interest.

Revised SNAMP timeline

  1. November 6, 2014: SNAMP webinar in lieu of Annual meeting.

  2. December 15, 2014: Draft team integration products due.

  3. Early January, 2015: UC Science Team meeting to review, revise, and complete draft integration chapters.

  4. February 1, 2015: Draft resource-specific team chapters due.

  5. February 15, 2015: Submit full draft final report for simultaneous peer-review, MOUP review, and public review.

  6. April 1, 2015: Peer-reviews returned to UC Science Team. Deadline for MOUP and public comments.

  7. Mid April 2015: Final SNAMP public meeting.

  8. May 1, 2015: Revised team chapters due for final assembly.

  9. May 31, 2015: Submit SNAMP final report to MOU Partners and stakeholders.

22 September 2014

Update on King Fire and owls

Update on the King Fire: there are 17 PACs in the Eldorado study area (EDSA) that are completely within the King Fire perimeter; 5 PACs in the Regional Study area are completely within the perimeter, and an additional 10 PACs in the EDSA that are at least partially in the perimeter. So far a total of 32 (40%) of our owl territories have been affected.

19 September 2014


Scott Stephens of the SNAMP Fire and Forest Ecosystem Health team and Roger Bales of the SNAMP Water team appeared on San Francisco Bay Area radio station KQED this week - twice for Scott!

On Monday, Roger and Scott discussed how forest management affects California's supply of water and how treatments to improve forest resilience may also increase the amount of water the Sierra Nevada delivers to a thirsty state.

  • Click here to listen to the interview (~4 minutes).

On Friday, Scott participated in a discussion about California's drought-exacerbated wildfire season, including updates on the King Fire, currently burning in the SNAMP Eldorado owl study area.

  • Click here to listen to the discussion (~24 minutes).