We’ve got a theme, date, and location set for our 2018 Annual Conference! Details are still being organized, but you can keep up with the latest information by RSVPing to the facbook event here. Keep an eye out for ticket information in the near future.
Theme: Soil Health in Northern California: Restoring Function in Agricultural and Wildland Settings
Date: October 18 & 19
Location: Hampton Inn and Suites Suisun City Waterfront (Suisin City, CA)
We hope to explore topics related to soil health restoration, post fire recovery, and vineyard management. If you know of projects or research that we should include in our agenda, please send us an email and let us know!
Spring has sprung and we’ve got some Chapter updates to share.
While more snow is being added to the Sierras, we are bringing you a fresh new Runoff, our quarterly Chapter newsletter. It’s chock-full of announcements about the Chapter, highlights of local and international soil and water news, and a spotlight on a few of our members who are doing great things! We hope you enjoy this publication and we always welcome feedback.
Join the National Forest Foundation on March 8 (11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific) for a web-based peer learning session entitled Forest Landscape Restoration and Water. The following is the description of the event from the Foundation:
Recognizing the importance of Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Programs (CFLRP) and other landscapes in providing high quality freshwater to downstream communities and instream biota, this webinar seeks to:
– Discuss the effects on water quality, quantity, and timing from the different types of forest management and restoration activities that occur on National Forest System lands (thinning, prescribed fire, roads, etc.).
– Enhance understanding of the regional variabilities in responses of water quality and quantity to forest management.
– Provide an overview of monitoring methods and case studies practitioners can use to better understand the connection between forest management activities and water quality and quantity in their area.
You can register for the event by clicking here.
Winter is upon us and we’ve got some updates to share.
Our quarterly newsletter, the Runoff, has a new Editor and a fresh new look. Many thanks to Sonya Miller for taking on the challenge of keeping our Chapter members in the know. Many more thanks to Walt Bunter for creating a newsletter legacy that will continue to inspire our outreach efforts.