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  • California Water Plan 2013: Mountain Counties Regional Report

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    California Water Plan 2013: Mountain Counties Regional Report

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | October 30, 2014...
    Summary

    As the State works to solve the water crisis in California, the potential for redirected impacts in the Mountain Counties Area is acute....

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  • California’s Water: Protecting Headwaters

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    California’s Water: Protecting Headwaters

    Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | October 1, 2016...
    Summary

    Mountainous regions provide most of the state’s water supply. But major problems loom— from a growing risk of wildfires to a shrinking snowpack....

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  • Climate and landscape drive the pace and pattern of conifer encroachment into subalpine meadows

    Climate and landscape drive the pace and pattern of conifer encroachment into subalpine meadows

    Ecological Applications, Ecological Society of America | May 8, 2018...
    Summary

    Mountain meadows have high biodiversity and help regulate stream water release following the snowmelt pulse. However, many meadows are experiencing woody plant encroachment,...

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  • Cumulative effects of fire and drought in Mediterranean ecosystems

    Cumulative effects of fire and drought in Mediterranean ecosystems

    Ecosphere, Ecological Society of America (ESA) | August 18, 2017...
    Summary

    The occurrence of multiple disturbances can jointly affect the recovery capacity of ecosystems, potentially leading to changes in vegetation dynamics or loss of resilience....

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  • Estimating evapotranspiration change due to forest treatment and fire at the basin scale in the Sierra Nevada, California: Forest Disturbance and Evapotranspiration Change

    Estimating evapotranspiration change due to forest treatment and fire at the basin scale in the Sierra Nevada, California: Forest Disturbance and Evapotranspiration Change

    Ecohydrology | April 6, 2018...
    Summary

    We investigated the potential magnitude and duration of forest evapotranspiration (ET) decreases resulting from forest‐thinning treatments and wildfire in west‐slope watersheds of the...

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  • Forest Management (Resource Management Strategy)

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    Forest Management (Resource Management Strategy)

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | July 29, 2016...
    Summary

    Forest lands in California, the majority of which are in the middle to high elevation foothills and mountains, produce a diverse array of...

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  • Forests and Water in the Sierra Nevada: Sierra Nevada Watershed Ecosystem Enhancement Project

    Forests and Water in the Sierra Nevada: Sierra Nevada Watershed Ecosystem Enhancement Project

    University of California, Merced (UC Merced) | November 21, 2011...
    Summary

    In this white paper on the Sierra Nevada Watershed Ecosystem Enhancement Project (SWEEP), we make the case that upstream management of Sierra Nevada...

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  • Gone. Decades of greed, neglect, corruption, and bad politics led to last year’s Paradise fire, the worst in California history. It should never have happened. It will happen again.

    Gone. Decades of greed, neglect, corruption, and bad politics led to last year’s Paradise fire, the worst in California history. It should never have happened. It will happen again.

    California Sunday Magazine | July 31, 2019...
    Summary

    By the time I made it to Paradise, the deadliest wildfire in California history was four months past, and the burned-out ridge between the...

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  • Hydroclimate Variability in Snow-fed River Systems

    Hydroclimate Variability in Snow-fed River Systems

    American Meteorological Society (AMS) | June 25, 2019...
    Summary

    Snow-fed river system communities are highly sensitive to climate change because the majority of their water supply is derived from snow. A warmer...

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  • Improving the Health of California’s Headwater Forests

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    Improving the Health of California’s Headwater Forests

    Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | September 18, 2017...
    Summary

    California’s headwater forests are not thriving under current management practices, and changes are needed to make them more resilient to periodic drought and...

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