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The Forest Service estimates that over 100 million trees have died in California in just the last half decade. This tree mortality event has been attributed to the combined effects of historical land management practices, including fire suppression, drought, and insect outbreaks.
Please join the USDA California Climate Hub, US Forest Service Region 5, National Forest Foundation, CAL FIRE, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, and the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative for a Science and Management Symposium on lessons learned from extreme drought and tree mortality in the Sierra Nevada.
This science and management symposium will provide a forum where experts and managers can share findings, results, and experiences from this tree mortality event to help frame future forest management. We will address questions including:
-- What are the past events that contributed to tree mortality?
-- What are the expected conditions for the future?
-- What are our options for future forest management?