Berkeley – The Redwood Science Symposium will be held June 21 to 23, 2011 at the University of California in Santa Cruz. The symposium will build on the scientific underpinnings from the 1996 symposium in Arcata and the 2004 symposium in Rohnert Park. It is being jointly organized by the forestry programs at the University of California, Berkeley, Humboldt State University, and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
There is no more iconic tree or more closely watched forest ecosystem than the coast redwood. With its limited range and high value, the coast redwood forest is a microcosm of many emerging science and management issues facing today’s forested landscapes. As new information is collected and new management approaches and treatments tried, it is critical that policies and strategies guiding use and management within the redwood region be reviewed and updated based on objective scientific information. With changes in California’s demographic makeup, land ownership, and the regional economy, great interest has developed in areas such as forest sustainability and restoration, watershed assessment, fish and wildlife habitat conditions, and new silviculture strategies. This symposium is part of a continuing effort to promote the development and communication of scientific findings to inform management and policy decisions.
Registration for the symposium is open and a discounted fee is being offered until May 21. For more information about the symposium and to register please visit:
This event is funded in part by a special grant to encourage UC/CSU collaboration. Sponsors include: Big Creek Lumber, California Board of Forestry, California Forestry Association, California Redwood Association, California State Parks, Esri, Green Diamond Resource Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, The Nature Conservancy, Northern California Society of American Foresters, Save the Redwoods League, USDA Forest Service, PSW Research Station.