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Workshop focuses on the future look of Tahoe’s 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 goal of the workshop is to assist residents and land managers in understanding how the area affected by the fire will look in the future and to describe the potential effects of alternative management strategies to achieve forest restoration.

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 by local land management agencies.

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.

Read more about the workshop and register at http://ceeldorado.ucdavis.edu. For registration questions, contact Nancy Starr at the UC Cooperative Extension office at (530) 621-5552 or nancy.starr@co.el-dorado.ca.us.


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