Dear Dinkey Collaborative members and interested parties,
Please review the following 8 topics, including Reese Unit Planning Materials, Supplemental Bald Mountain Stand Notes, January Technical Meeting Topics, 2013 meeting and field visit placeholder dates, and 3 informational items (on biomass, collaborative adaptive management, and Southern Sierra adaptation).
1. TRUST METER RESULTS FROM DECEMBER 6
We received 20 submittals, of 26 participants. If your trust went down during the meeting, or if you have low trust in the process, I encourage you to call or email me to discuss your concerns and how we might address them going forward.
9 increases (5-8, 6-7 (2x), 6-8, 7-8 (2x), 7-10, 8-9 (2x))
10 neutrals (4-4, 6-6, 7-7, 8-8 (3x), 9-9 (4x))
1 decrease (8-6)
2. REESE UNIT PLANNING MATERIALS
For your records, here is the download link for a series of Reese Unit planning materials (the total package is >10MB so cannot be sent via email). This includes Craig Thompson's presentation from the December 6 technical meeting, along with the immediate next steps for Reese Unit planning agreed upon during that meeting. The Reese Unit attachment also includes the original FVS model runs for the Dinkey North-South Environmental Analyses; Zach Tane is conducting additional modeling runs in coordination with Craig Thompson as part of the planning steps. Finally, preliminary analyses of Dinkey monitoring plots are also included as a powerpoint. Ramiro's explanation is pasted below here, along with some clarifying information from Zach Tane.
Download link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ztsoap
Click the link and then on the new webpage that opens up, click on the link in the center of the page that says "Click here to start download from sendspace." (The other "download" links are advertisements, do not be fooled.)
From Ramiro: "Here is a presentation that displays preliminary results from the post treatment plots taken in Dinkey North and South this past summer. I compared the pre-treatment plots, post treatment plots and the Forest Vegetation simulator model output for several forest metrics. My general impression is that the model output and post treatment results are sufficiently close to proceed with what we discussed at our last meeting. I tried to save this as a PDF, but lost the colors on one of my maps. You might have better luck. Please remind all that these are preliminary. There are approximately 450 pre-treatment plots taken. To date we have only sampled 192 of them post treatment."
From Zach: "Ramiro sent me the excel spreadsheets that he used for his analysis. In the charts in the power point the proper FVS target quadratic mean diameter is 14.8”, the FVS target QMD of trees 6” inches DBH and greater is 21.0”."
3. SUPPLEMENTAL BALD MOUNTAIN STAND NOTES
4. JANUARY 2013 TECHNICAL MEETING TOPICS
The January technical meetings on Bald Mountain will cover the following topics on the following dates:
January 8, webinar, 9 am to 12 noon: Meadows and Road Decommissioning, including the participation of Chris Stermer and Alan Gallegos
January 10, webinar, 9 am to 12 noon: Reese Unit Planning, including the participation of Craig Thompson
January 16, in person: Wildlife (9 am to 12 noon) and Vegetation (1 to 4 pm)
5. ONLINE SHARED CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE, INCLUDING 2013 FULL MEETING AND FIELD VISIT DATES
Sierra Forest Legacy has provided technical support and we now have an online calendar that you should bookmark as the "one-stop-shop" for Dinkey meeting dates: https://sites.google.com/site/dinkeycollaborative/calendar
We also received a request to identify a series of field visit dates to hold on the calendar, even if the group decides to modify or release some of these at a later date. The dates are on the online shared calendar and listed here for convenience. If you know of any meeting conflicts please let me know ASAP.
Full Collaborative Meetings: January 17, February 19, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21, and December 19
Field Visit Dates: June 19, July 17, August 14
6. INFORMATIONAL ITEM: NORTH FORK MILL SITE BIOMASS-ENERGY PROJECT WORKSHOP MATERIALS
The attached biomass workbook is provided courtesy of Yosemite Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council, and North Fork Community Development Council.
7. INFORMATIONAL ITEM: SNAMP COLLABORATIVE ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS, JANUARY THROUGH MARCH 2013
The Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project’s (SNAMP) University of California Cooperative Extension team will be hosting a series of workshops on Collaborative Adaptive Management (CAM) beginning January 2013 through March 2013 in the Auburn and Oakhurst areas.
The purpose of these workshops is to help improve communication by building facilitation skills within the many groups involved in collaborative adaptive management processes. We will work to build a common language to support CAM and share tools to prevent problems and interventions to support success when problems arise. These workshops are designed to support the building of a common knowledge base through mutual learning and discussion. The UC Cooperative Extension has developed training modules for all levels of natural resource management staff and stakeholders interested in developing these skills.
A series of three, 3 hour trainings will cover topics such as stakeholder analysis, agenda building, listening as an ally, the decision making process, identifying constraints, reconciling differences and reducing conflicts. Participants will learn training concepts, practice methods and obtain the skills needed to pursue effective adaptive management.
The first training will be January 31, 2013 at the UC Cooperative Extension office (11477 E Ave, Dewitt Center, Auburn, CA 95603) from 9am to noon. Please see the attached agenda for training specifics. Participation is limited to 20 participants due to space constraints.
Kim Ingram, UCCE – SNAMP Program Representative
11477 E Ave., Dewitt Center
Auburn, CA 95603
8. INFORMATIONAL ITEM: REMINDER: SOUTHERN SIERRA ADAPTATION WORKSHOP CALL FOR POSTERS AND COLLABORATION STATIONS
The following information is provided by Koren Nydick, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Hello resource managers, conservation practitioners, and scientists:
You are invited to participate in the Southern Sierra Adaptation Workshop on February 20-22 in Visalia, CA.
This is an inter-agency effort to identify shared conservation goals and values-at-risk, and to explore regional scale strategies to conserve Southern Sierra Nevada natural resources in the face of rapid change and an uncertain future.. This workshop will be very interactive and participants will contribute input via work groups.
Additionally, you are encouraged to contribute a poster presentation or lead a "collaboration station". Posters and collaboration stations will be on display the entire workshop and there will be a dedicated evening session on February 20 @ 6:30 pm.
Posters are welcome on S. Sierra Nevada resources, stressors, and human dimensions as well as change adaptation tools (such as vulnerability assessments, scenario planning, strategy development, monitoring protocols, and partnerships).
Collaboration Stations provide a venue to share new ideas and solicit input from other participants. We encourage participants to submit abstracts prior to the workshop, but this venue also will have the capacity to facilitate ad hoc collaboration ideas during the workshop.
Please register and submit abstracts online at the website below by January 11. (While this is a "soft" deadline, it will allow the organizers to prepare more effectively.)
More information is attached and available on the workshop website. Please forward as needed.
Koren R. Nydick, PhD
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
Dorian Fougères, Ph.D., Senior Mediator
Center for Collaborative Policy
California State University, Sacramento
(916) 531-3835 - Direct Line/Cellphone
North Fork Mill Site Biomass-energy Project Workshop Materials