Ecological Monitoring

As collaborative groups across California implement forest treatments designed to improve forest resilience, an important component of this work is conducting ecological monitoring to understand the impacts of treatments. Sharing information among collaborative groups offers the opportunity to strengthen the feedback loop, enhancing the likelihood that information will be available that is pertinent for managers as they plan and design future projects. Members of the Amador Calaveras Consensus Group joined with representatives from other collaboratives across CA to discuss ways to improve the adaptive management cycle, and have developed this ecological monitoring matrix as an initial step. If you or your group has monitoring or research results to contribute, please send to and we will update the matrix!