Workshop aims to define the future of the forest
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 after the Angora fire.
A workshop called “Angora Fire: What Will the Future Forest Be?” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Board Room (Library) at Lake Tahoe Community College, 1 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe.
The agenda features presentations by faculty from UC Berkeley and UC Davis. 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.
There is a $15 registration fee, which includes educational materials, refreshments, lunch and a copy of the workshop report, which is due by Oct. 29. Registration is limited to 100 participants.