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Plumas -Sierra Stakeholder Exchange

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You are invited to reconnect with colleagues & celebrate natural resource management at the new Plumas-Sierra Stakeholder Exchange this summer. 

It’s been a long year of zoom, virtual conferences, and missed connections, but natural resource professionals are doing exciting and relevant work in the Feather River Watershed.  We’re hosting three local events to reconnect and collaborate with colleagues & friends by sharing your respective projects, local research, and celebrating the field season! 

Please join us in this outdoor event to hear what everyone is up to with a social hour and featured speakers. REGISTER TODAY AT http://ucanr.edu/stakeholderexchange

We also encourage you to participate by giving a 5-7 minute lightning talk on your projects, planning efforts, or research! Spread the word to interested Natural Resource Management Stakeholders!

Join us for three themed events with keynote speakers and lightning talks from local colleagues:

**Postponed due to weather and COVID concerns October 2021** 


2022 Series will be announced in April of 2022.  


Feature Presentation 2022 Series: Collaborative Conservation & Working Landscapes

with Keynote Speaker  Dr. Lynn Huntsinger, Professor of Rangeland Ecology & Management & Associate Dean of Instruction
College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley. 

Whether the topic is Inner Mongolian herders or California ranchers, extensive livestock production on rangelands requires negotiation between demand for a relatively predictable flow of products and the inherent unpredictability of an arid rangeland environment. There are property and social relations, practices, and values that are widespread among pastoralists and ranchers that reflect adaptation to the disequilibrium dynamics of the resource base upon which they depend. My work seeks to understand these factors as part of coupled human-natural systems, with the goal of learning how long-term, sustainable management of rangelands can be created, and of contributing to the growing body of literature and theory surrounding the concept of coupled systems. This concept is not uncontroversial, but I find it appealing as rangeland ecologist and manager who must look at social relations in order to understand the structure and function of agro-ecosystems like rangelands used for livestock production. Click here to learn more about Dr. Huntsinger and her work. 

Registration - 

Please register at https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=35127. 


Join the Exchange - 

Please join us in the exchange by giving a 5-7 minute lightning talk on your projects, planning efforts, or research in Plumas or Sierra Counties focused on natural resources or working landscapes! Also, spread the word to interested Natural Resource Management Stakeholders!

For more information -

Contact Ryan Tompkins or Tracy Schohr, UC Cooperative Extension at (530) 283-6125 or (530) 283-6270; retompkins@ucanr.edu  or tkschohr@ucanr.edu


Hosts - 

This series is a collaboration between UC Cooperative Extension, Feather River Resource Conservation District and sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy








Exchange Archive: 

September 2021 


with Keynote Speaker Dr. Brandon Collins, Researcher, USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station & University of California, Berkeley.

Brandon Collins  is interested in characterizing the effects of fire and forest management at the stand and landscape level.  This includes: 1) stand development and recovery following restoration treatments and wildfires, 2) modeled effects of landscape fuel treatments, 3) fire severity patterns among managed wildfires in long-term natural fire areas and 4) characterizing variability in forests under more natural fire regimes.  His research intends to provide meaningful information to managers interested in improving forest resiliency and incorporating more natural fire-vegetation dynamics across the landscape. Click here to learn more about Dr. Collins and his work. 


July 2021          

with Keynote Speaker Dr. Scott Stephens, Professor of Fire Science, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley. 

Scott Stephens is interested in the interactions of wildland fire and ecosystems. This includes how prehistoric fires once interacted with ecosystems, how current wildland fires are affecting ecosystems, and how future fires, changing climates, and management may change this interaction.  He is also interested in forest and fire policy and how it can be improved to meet the challenges of the next decades, both in the US and internationally. Click here to learn more about Dr. Sephens and his work.