Tuesday, 05 February 2013
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Dear Dinkey Collaborative members and interested parties,

Please see the email below from the Monitoring Work Group Co-Lead Stan Van Velsor.


Dear DLRP Collaborative Members,

As I mentioned at the January 17th Collaborative meeting, the Monitoring Work Group has scheduled the first Desired Conditions Workshop for February 11th from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the USFS Forest Supervisor's Office in Clovis.  Brandon Collins (PSW Researcher) and Malcolm North (PSW Researcher) have graciously offered to assist us in developing a draft set of desired conditions and trigger points for each of the questions we have identified for consideration in the workshop (attached).  The current set of desired conditions and trigger points contained in the attached table will provide a starting point for our discussions.

The workshop will follow a format similar to professional scientific conferences. Brandon and Malcolm will each present the best available science and their expert opinions on the ecological indicators they were asked to review.  Following their presentation, Forest Service resource specialists and Monitoring Work Group members will be given time to ask questions/clarifications. Dorian Fougeres will then conduct a discussion among all workshop participants to establish a final recommendation for review by the Monitoring Work Group and ultimately for approval by the Collaborative.

Lunches will be provided, so please let me know if you would like to attend the workshop. Please feel free to contact me or Susan Roberts (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have questions about the process.


Stan Van Velsor
The Wilderness Society
415.398.1111  x106| cell: 415.834.8892

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