Talk by Edward Smith: “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine: Conservation of Biodiversity through Ecological Forest Management in the Northern Sierra Nevada”
September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Edward Smith is Senior Forest Ecologist & Fire Manager with The Nature Conservancy’s California Program. Edward is leading efforts to increase the quality and scale of ecological restoration of forests in the Sierra Nevada. He is working with a team and partners to accelerate the planning, prioritization and implementation of large-scale projects, and to quantify ecosystem service benefits of healthy forested watersheds resulting from improved forest management with an emphasis on forest resilience, biodiversity value, water quality and quantity, fire risk and the ability of forests to sequester carbon.
Doors open at 6 pm for social hour, come and learn about CNPS and its programs, meet local plant people, work on plant identifications and more. Talk begins at 7 pm.