Valuing Chaparral: Video

Valuing Chaparral: Video

Do you have any idea just how valuable chaparral is? Most of us don't realize that these often overlooked lands provide essential benefits worth billions of dollars. The four southernmost forests in California actually contain more chaparral shrubland than forest. This animation describes the benefits and values of these often under-appreciated lands.

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Researchers & Professionals- Partnering For Ecosystem Conservation is Essential: Research Brief

Researchers & Professionals- Partnering For Ecosystem Conservation is Essential: Research Brief

Discussions of successes, struggles, and failures with partner-specific tools are vital to the successful implementation of “translational ecology” a formal term for biological conservation partnerships.

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Lake Tahoe aspen education: Presentation PDF

Presented at the Aspen Restoration and Ecology Workshop, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 2014.
Presenter Joy Barney is the Conservation Education Program Specialist for the Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt Unit. In this presentation, she discusses the diverse education programs done through unit and key points for running a successful education program. 

Presenter:  Joy Barney
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Education in Chaparral: Recorded Presentation

Presented at the 2nd Annual Southern Chaparral Symposium, 2015.
This presentation discusses the educational campaign to share the "5 truths of chaparral" through awareness, curiosity, and shared learning.

Presenter: Rick Halsey
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Current Approaches & Research Needs in the WUI: Research Brief

To better inform managers, there is a need for research to better explore many facets of WUI fires, including: hazard and risk assessment at small (e.g. community) scales; WUI fire behavior, including structure-to-structure spread; Structure exposure and vulnerability to both firebrands and heat; and Economic cost-benefit analyses of mitigation activities. 
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