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23 May 2015

New Final Report Chapters (1&5) Posted

Dear participants of the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project,

We are happy to announce that two additional chapters of the ...

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23 May 2015

New Final Report Chapters (1&5) Posted

Dear participants of the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project,

We are happy to announce that two additional chapters of the SNAMP final report are now available for your review. These include:

Chapter 1: Introduction, history of SNAMP, project framework
Chapter 5: Integrated management recommendations
They are available for download here. (Sections of the report that are available are hotlinked to the report outline).

Discussion of Chapter 5 will be featured in the afternoon at the Wednesday May 27th final SNAMP meeting in Sacramento. We also have a survey to record your comments on the draft SNAMP final report if you prefer. The survey is available at this link.

We welcome your input on the draft documents. We have three main review processes: public review; peer-review, and review by the MOU Partners. All will be occurring simultaneously. We will be releasing the rest of the individual team draft reports and the integration report as they become available.

All comments received by July 15th will be passed on to report authors for deliberation as they finalize the report this summer.

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

Susie

P.S. For information on the final meeting go here. If you plan on attending, and have not already done so, please register here by May 25, 2015.

11 May 2015

New California Agriculture Journal focuses on forests

The current issue of California Agriculture commemorates the 100th anniversary of forestry at the University of California Berkeley. in his Introduction, UCB’s Dean, Dr. Keith Gilless, says this issue “ provides an opportunity to reflect on the past 100 years of forestry in California and the important partnership between our campus teaching program and the statewide UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) research and extension programs. …. The articles in this issue show the range of research being conducted by the extended UC forestry community… . The article on the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Program (SNAMP) by UC Berkeley Professor Lynn Huntsinger, UCCE Central Sierra Forestry Advisor Susan Kocher and UC Berkeley researcher Adriana Sulak illustrates UC ANR's effectiveness in bringing cutting-edge science to key forestry issues — fire management, wildlife habitat and water quality — faced by people across the state.”

California Agriculture is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal reporting research and reviews, published by the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) since 1946.

4 May 2015

Final SNAMP Report Update

Dear participants of the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project, we are happy to announce completion of several of the draft chapters for the SNAMP final report. Individual team chapters from the spatial, owl, fisher, and public participation teams are now available for your review at:

For an outline of the SNAMP final report structure, please see the SNAMP Final Report outline.

Review Process

We welcome your input on the draft documents. We have three main review processes: public review; peer-review, and review by the MOU Partners. All will be occurring simultaneously. The three chapters linked above have just been sent for peer review and to the SNAMP MOU Partners for review as well. We will be releasing the rest of the individual team draft reports as soon as possible and the integration report by mid May.

We will be providing for public review through an interactive on-line survey for your comments. The survey is available here. All comments received by May 20th will be read and summarized for discussion at the May 27 final SNAMP meeting. All comments received by May 30th on the survey will be summarized and sent to each research team for their consideration.

The final report will be completed this summer. Please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions about this final phase of SNAMP.

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