Local Watershed Council Hosts Adaptive Forest Management Talk

Pacific-FisherOn Thursday, June 19th the Upper Merced River Watershed Council will host Anne Lombardo from the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project (SNAMP).  SNAMP is a collaborative effort between University of California, state and federal agencies. This multidiscipline project aims to examine the effects of forest thinning on fire behavior, forest health, water availability, and two wildlife species, including the Pacific Fisher. The Pacific fisher is the species in the south, a tree dwelling nocturnal weasel that few people know anything about. SNAMP’s research has revealed a more complete look at fisher biology than ever before.  Anne will share the work of SNAMP’s teams as well as their efforts to integrate this large project into forest management policies and procedures.

UMRWC-logoAnne will speak as part of the Upper Merced River Watershed Council’s speaker series. The speaker series is an effort to bring professionals and experts to the community which can speak to topics that are important to our watershed.  Anne will speak at 5:30 at the Midpines Community hall on Thursday, June 19th, 2014.

Check out UMRWC’s website (www.merced-river.org) for a full list of 2014 speakers and join the email list to receive updates on other important events from the watershed council.

By: Sierra Sun Times