Fire workshop poses: After Angora, what will the forest look like? |

Fire workshop poses: After Angora, what will the forest look like?

With stepped up forest fuels reduction projects in the works, the University of California Cooperative Extension is asking the public what it thinks the basin’s forest should look like, especially now after this summer’s Angora fire.

The “Angora Fire: What Will the Future Forest Be?” workshop will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lake Tahoe Community College in the Board Room (Library) at One College Drive in South Lake Tahoe.

The goal of the workshop is to provide information to assist residents and land managers in understanding how the area affected by the Angora fire will look in the future and to describe the potential effects of alternative management strategies to achieve forest restoration.

Highlights of the agenda include presentations by faculty from UC Berkeley and UC Davis including Dr. Michael Barbour, Dr. Joe McBride, Dr. Richard R. Harris, and Dr. John Helms. Topics include forest ecology of the Tahoe basin, land use impacts on Tahoe forests, Angora forests and effects of the fire, forest restoration alternatives, field monitoring methods, simulation of future vegetation and approaches to forest restoration by local land management agencies.

There is a $15 registration fee (which includes educational materials, refreshments, lunch, and a copy of the workshop report ) that is due by Oct. 29. Registration for the workshop is limited to 100 participants.

Read more about the workshop and register online at Please contact Nancy Starr at the University of California Cooperative Extension office at (530) 621-5552 or for questions regarding registration.

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