Fire Ecosystem Forest Management & Water Yield Symposium


Water yield and Sierra forest management has emerged as a critical issue. Severe drought, increasingly massive fire incidents, fuel loaded forests, and climate change trends combined have forced re-evaluation of watershed forest management methods to increase water supply (and power production), protect forests from catastrophic fires, and build resilience to climate change effects.

Decision-makers, project implementers, water and power managers, researchers, and all stakeholders who want to know the science and economics of healthy forest and water reliability. The Fire Ecosystem Forest Management and Water Yield Symposium presents the current facts and issues from the leading researchers, economists, and demonstration project managers.

Symposium Themes and Goals

The Symposium has invited the leading scientists and economists, who will join policy and project managers, to provide attendees with the state-of-the-art scientific knowledge of each subject area.

More information

Contact the Coordinator, Otis Wollan, if you have questions, or call 530.320.6841

2014 Symposium Planning Team

  • Roger Bales
    UC Merced
  • Carolyn Hunsaker
    USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station
  • John Kingsbury
    Mountain Counties Water Resources Association
  • Bill Stewart
    UC Berkeley School of Forestry
  • Peter Tittmann
    UC Berkeley Center for Forestry
  • Liz Mansfield
    Sierra Water Workgroup
  • Kerri Timmer
    Sierra Business Council
  • Otis Wollan
    American River Watershed Institute