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Southern Sierra Fire and Hydroclimate Workshop

April 22 - 24, 2014, Yosemite Valley

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A draft agenda is now available.

After the original October dates for the workshop were cancelled due to the federal shutdown, the conference has been rescheduled for April 22 - 24, 2014.

To be informed of any updates, check back at this page.

 (updated March 3rd, 2014)


About the Conference

The first jointly organized Hydroclimate and Wildland Fire Science workshop will be held April 22 - 14, 2014 in Yosemite National Park.  This meeting, organized by the Southern Sierra Nevada Fire Science Working Group and the Yosemite Hydroclimate Research Group, is focused on developing an integrated view of the physical landscape, climate effects, hydrology, and fire regimes of the Sierra Nevada.  The first day and a half of sessions will include the presentation of fire science and management, followed by a joint session combining hydroclimate and wildland fire research.  Hydrology and climate related research pertaining to Yosemite National Park as well as the greater Sierra Nevada region will be the focus of the last 2 days of the workshop.  A joint poster session will be held one evening. The meeting will be held in beautiful Yosemite Valley, though presenters will highlight research efforts from a variety of Sierra Nevada locations.  Those interested in hydrology, climate, smoke management, and applied ecological research should plan on attending this meeting. 


Registration for this workshop is free and open to the public. Registration for different sessions may be capped due to room size limits, so please register early to ensure a space. Similarly, if you have registered already and can no longer attend please let us know right away so that we can make space for others. More information, lodging options, and the online registration form can be found on the registration page.

Call for papers and posters

Attendees are invited to submit abstracts and/or posters on various fire and hydroclimate topics in the southern Sierra region to present at the workshop. More information and the online submission form for papers and abstracts can be found on the papers page.

Poster session

A poster session will be held at the workshop, following the joint session, to showcase regional projects and research efforts. 


Jim Roche
Hydrologist, Yosemite National Park  
(209) 379-1446

John Shupe
NASA Ames Research Center
(650) 604-0629   

Gus Smith
Fire Ecologist, Yosemite National Park
(209) 375-9596

Matthew Brooks
Research Ecologist, USGS
(559) 240-7622 

Tim Kline
California Fire Science Consortium
(510) 642-4934
(Contact with registration and website issues or questions) 



This workshop is hosted by the inter-agency Southern Sierra Nevada Fire Science Working Group and Yosemite Hydroclimate Research Group, with website and other support from the California Fire Science Consortium. Though the workshop location is hosted by Yosemite National Park, all agencies, groups, and public from the southern Sierra Nevada region and beyond are welcome and invited to attend.

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