Video Archive: 2014 Fire Symposium
Meadow Restoration and Water Timing
The Nature Conservancy Sierra Nevada Project examines forest and meadow restoration at a landscape scale for impacts to water yield, climate change resilience, with a benefit-cost economic analysis.
|Forests, Water, Climate and Disturbance in the Sierra Nevada: Critical Knowledge Gaps
Where in the world is this research being done? Where are conditions similar? What can be learned from afar? What we know & don't know.
|Public/Private Economic Issues in Optimizing Fire Management and Water Yield
Creating value for nonmerchantable Woody Biomass; local project economics for a biomass plant.
|Water Yields and Forest Management: A Case Study
Results from SNAMP sites in Tahoe National Forest and Sierra National Forest of water yield from different levels of fuel reduction treatments.
|Water Yield & Forest Health: Findings from Sierra Headwaters
Sierra National Forest Paired Watershed Studies compare snow-dominated watersheds with rain and snow watersheds.
|Markets for Forest Management Residuals
Potential Economic Role of additional tools and forest products to make fuels treatment economic: biochar, synthetic fuels, heat, specialty products, and more.
|Carbon Offset Markets Current and Future Opportunities
Overview of potential role of Forest Carbon Sequestration in forestry project economics.
|Mokelumne Avoided Cost Study
New evaluation and analysis of avoided costs of wildfire compared to fuel treatment costs show clear benefits to virtually all stakeholders.
Learning from Rim Fire: The Economic Impact on Natural Lands. Findings from the SFPUC economic assessment by consultants from Earth Economics published November 27, 2013 [Earth Economics Rim Fire Report 11.27.2013, PDF*, 2.6 MB].
|Wildfire and Forest Treatment Impact on Water Yield and Quality
Post-fire water yield changes across a range of California and western wildfires. Insight on post-treatment studies at Sagehen Creek Field Station, and early work on water quality after the Rim Fire.