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4 January 2016

Final SNAMP Report, and MOUP Response Posted

Hello SNAMPers! We've posted all the final versions of our Final Report Chapters, and the official response from the MOU Partners. Thanks to everyone for their work on these documents. Today's documents include new versions of the following documents: Title Page, Site Description, Executive Summaries, Water Team Chapter, SNAMP Publications, Comments and Responses to Comments, and the MOUP Response to SNAMP Final Report.

All final chapters and MOUP response are here.

Thank you for your involvement in this long-term project.

16 September 2015

Final Newsletters are here!

We've posted newsletters from the Fisher, Owl, FFEH, Water, Spatial, and Public Participation teams. These are part of the final volume of 6 newsletters we are compiling that distill results and lessons learned from the SNAMP project. Over the years of the SNAMP project we've created over 20 of these newsletters, that distill the plans, results and implications of our work. All newsletters are available here.

Newsletters | 16 September 2015

Fall 2015 Newsletter: Vol. 8 No. 6 Spatial Team

GPSfisher
This issue focuses on the Spatial Team of SNAMP. The SNAMP Spatial Team was formed to provide support for the other SNAMP science teams through spatial data acquisition and analysis. The objectives of the SNAMP Spatial Team were: (1) to provide base spatial data; (2) to create quality and accurate mapped products of use to other SNAMP science teams; (3) to explore and develop novel algorithms and methods for Lidar data analysis; and (4) to contribute to science and technology outreach around mapping and Lidar analysis for SNAMP participants. This newsletter is one of 6 final newsletters we are compiling that distill results and lessons learned from the SNAMP project. The full final SNAMP report (including FFEH, water, wildlife, spatial and participation reports) is available here. To learn more about the spatial team please check out the Fall 2015 Spatial Team Newsletter!

Newsletters | 14 September 2015

Fall 2015 Newsletter: Vol. 8 No. 5 Water Team

This newsletter shares the results of 8 years, 2008 – 2013, of water research by the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project on the effects of fuel treatments /forest thinnings on water quantity and quality at two project sites in the Sierra; Last Chance in the Tahoe National Forest and Sugar Pine in the Sierra National Forest. This newsletter is one of 6 final newsletters we are compiling that distill results and lessons learned from the SNAMP project. The full final SNAMP report (including FFEH, water, wildlife, spatial and participation reports) is available here. To learn more about the Water Team please check out the Fall 2015 Water Team Newsletter!

Newsletters | 11 September 2015

Fall 2015 Newsletter: Vol. 8 No. 4 PP Team

FieldDay

This issue focuses on the Public Participation Team’s Final Report (Appendix F) and conclusions from 8 years of implementing and studying the public participation process within the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project. This newsletter is one of 6 final newsletters we are compiling that distill results and lessons learned from the SNAMP project. The full final SNAMP report (including FFEH water, wildlife, spatial and participation reports) is available here. To learn more about the public participation team please check out the Fall 2015 PPT newsletter!

Newsletters | 10 September 2015

Fall 2015 Newsletter: Vol. 8 No. 3 FFEH Team

Northern Site
This is the final newsletter for the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project’s (SNAMP) Fire and Forest Ecosystem Health Team (FFEH). Here we share results from 8 years of research on the effects of forest thinning on fire behavior and forest health in Sierra National Forests. This newsletter is one of 6 final newsletters we are compiling that distill results and lessons learned from the SNAMP project. The full final SNAMP report (including FFEH water, wildlife, spatial and participation reports) is available here. The newsletter is available here: Fall 2015 FFEH newsletter.

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

13 August 2015

New Science Brief #36 posted

We have posted a new Science Brief for the new paper entitled "Evaluating collaborative adaptive management in Sierra Nevada forests by exploring public meeting dialogues using self-organizing maps" on the Publication page. Please visit here.

Science Briefs | 13 August 2015

SNAMP Publication #36: Exploring SNAMP discussion with Self Organizing Maps

Newsletters | 24 July 2015

Summer 2015 Newsletter: Vol 8. No. 1 - Fisher Team

fisherThis newsletter focuses on the conclusions of the Fisher Science Team who has been studying the Pacific fisher near Oakhurst Ca. Between 2007 and 2013, 110 individual fishers were captured, radiocollared, and tracked by fixed-wing aerial radiotelemetry. Additionally, cameras were placed within the Sugar Pine firesheds in 1 km2 grids, to determine variation in occupancy rates related to management activities. Ground-based radiotelemetry was used to monitor female fishers during denning seasons, and to recover carcasses of deceased fishers to determine cause of mortality. Results from this work are summarized in the newsletter. Please check it out here.

14 July 2015

Chapters 3 and 4 posted

We have updated chapters 3 and 4 of the SNAMP Final Report. These updated versions include the contributions from the Water team and are the final draft versions of these two chapters.

Chapter 3 contains the "extended abstracts" from each team that inform the integrated assessment and the integrated management recommendations (chapters 4 and 5 respectively).

Chapter 4 is SNAMP's Integrated resources assessment.

7 July 2015

Videos from Final SNAMP Meeting are now available

2 July 2015

Timeline Extended for Comments

Dear participants of the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project,

To maximize public stakeholder and MOU Partner review time, we are extending the deadline for comments on the SNAMP final report to Friday, July 24, 2015. All comments received by July 24th will be passed on to report authors for deliberation as they finalize the report.

The SNAMP report is available for download here (sections of the report are hotlinked to the report outline). If you wish to comment on the report, we have a survey available to record your comments. The survey is available at this link.

Because of cumulative delays and the fact that the Water Team was the last team to receive integrated modeling results necessary for their analyses, the Water Team’s contributions to the integrated assessment chapters (Chapter 3 and 4) are not yet incorporated into the final report. Their contributions are written and are currently undergoing a final review. We anticipate that updated versions of Chapters 3 and 4 will be available before July 24 and apologize for the truncated review period. We will send out an announcement as soon as the updated chapters are available.

The Water Team is also close to completing their individual team chapter (Appendix E). Once the Water Team chapter is released, the public and the MOU Partners will have a month to review the chapter and provide comments. The chapter will also undergo peer review. The July 24 comment deadline does not apply to the Water Team chapter.

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

Sincerely,

Susie

24 June 2015

New Chapter Posted (Integrated Resources Assessment)

Dear participants of the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project,

We are happy to announce that an additional chapter of the SNAMP final report are now available for your review.
We have now posted:
Chapter 4: Integrated Resources Assessment.

All chapters are available for download here. (Sections of the report that are available are hotlinked to the report outline).

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.

Thanks very much.

18 June 2015

New Final Report Appendix (FFEH) Posted

Hello,

We are happy to announce that the report from the FFEH team has been posted.

It is available for download here. (Sections of the report that are available are hotlinked to the report outline).

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.

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

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