Sessions 8 and 9 . Science Synthesis and Bioregional Assessment

  • #8 Science Synthesis
    Jan 24 | 1:00-5:00
    Poster Session with Scientists and Appetizers from 5:00-7:00
    (Announcement and Session 8 Materials)



Who attended?

  • County Governments
  • Environmental Organizations
  • Fire Safe Councils
  • Industry
  • Land Managers
  • Private Landowners
  • Recreation Users
  • Rural Communities
  • Scientists
  • State/Federal Government (including Forest Service Staff)
  • Tribes
  • Water Agencies
  • Youth

All meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to participate.


Lions Gate Hotel,
3410 Westover Street, Sacramento,
Tel: 866-258-5651

Satellite Location:
Bishop, California.
To register for Bishop location, participants emailed


This was the eighth in a series of Dialogs to discuss a range of critical issues that affect the Sierra Nevada and the Cascades and people who live, work, and recreate there. The Dialogs focus on the future of the Sierra Nevada and Cascades regions, specifically the national forests. The goal is to provide an opportunity for mutual learning, aligned actions, and understanding different perspectives.

During the Jan. 24th Science Synthesissession, scientists will present the work developed over 2012 to address a number of issues in the Sierra Cascades, including how they incorporated Dialog suggestions made in early 2012. In addition, scientists will stay for a poster session until 7:00. Participants can ask questions and connect with scientists

On Jan. 25th, the Dialog will concentrate on the next stage of Forest Plan revision, focusing on existing conditions and trendsfor the entire Sierra Cascades as part of the bioregional assessment. Participants will review white papers on existing conditions and then identify future trends.

2013 Dialogs: tentatively June 6 

Future Dialog Topics:

  • Water Resources
  • All Lands Approach to Fire Protection and Ecological Restoration
  • Utilization of Wood Waste for Multiple Benefits
  • Effective Monitoring
  • Changing Climate


  • Overview Document Link opens in a Pdf Document

    The Overview document summarizes the structure and framework for establishing the Sierra Cascades Dialogs, including goals, participation, proposed discussion topics and outcomes, meeting format and framework, current steering committee membership and communication agreements.