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Rebuilding Forests After a Fire

Apr 15
April 15, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
A wildfire burns out of control, consuming several trees

In this webinar, Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) researchers will describe recently published research where they estimate seed production and postfire regeneration of conifers in low-elevation California forests to help managers identify where management may be needed to encourage forest recovery after large wildfires. The researchers will share a tool they created to aid managers in selecting which areas will be best for replanting after megafires. The Postfire Spatial Conifer Restoration Planning Tool (POSCRPT) predicts the probability of postfire conifer regeneration. The tool is designed to simplify the process of predicting postfire conifer regeneration under different precipitation and seed production scenarios.


  • Phil van Mantgem, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Joseph Stewart, University of California, Davis
  • Micah Wright, U.S. Geological Survey

This webinar is part of a series of webinars hosted by the Southwest CASC, focusing on recent research from CASC researchers.