Read our annotated bibliography of collected publications on forest science for the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascades here, or view the articles below.
- The California spotted owl: current state of knowledge. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-254.
- Long-term climate and competition explain forest mortality patterns under extreme drought.
- Increased water deficit decreases Douglas fir growth throughout western US forests.
- Constraints on mechanized treatment significantly limit mechanical fuels reduction extent in the Sierra Nevada.
- Science synthesis to support socioecological resilience in the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascade Range.
- Impacts of fire exclusion and recent managed fire on forest structure in old growth Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forests.
- Simulating fire and forest dynamics for a landscape fuel treatment project in the Sierra Nevada.
- Vegetation and weather explain variation in crown damage within a large mixed-severity wildfire.
- Initial changes in forest structure and understory plant communities following fuel reduction activities in a Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forest.
- Comparison of thinning and prescribed fire restoration treatments to Sierran mixed-conifer historic conditions.
- Silvicultural and reserve impacts on potential fire behavior and forest conservation: Twenty-five years of experience from Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forests.
- Ecosystem Workforce Program: Strategies for Success Under Forest Service Restoration Initiatives
- The Contested Use of Collaboration and Litigation in National Forest Management
- Pinchot Institute: A Meta‐Analysis of Existing Research on the CFLR Program
- Ecosystem Workforce Program: Successful Strategies for Forest Restoration (the CFLRP and Joint Chiefs Partnership)
- Ecosystem Workforce Program: Local Capacity for Integrated Forest and Wildfire Management
- National Forest Foundation: Best Practices for Employing Field Crews on National Forests
Tools and Authorities
- Understanding Good Neighbor Authority: Case Studies from Across the West, Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition (2018)
- Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition (RVCC) Guide to Funding and Authorities for Collaborative Forestry
- Pinchot Institute: The Role of Communities in Stewardship Contracting Composite Case Studies 2014 – 2016
- Good Neighbor Authority in Idaho: 2016 Highlights & 2017 Plans
- Ecosystem Workforce Program: Collaboration and the Malheur Ten-Year Stewardship Contract
Tribal Engagement and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK)
- PSW-GTR-247: Fire and Tribal Cultural Resources
- Returning Fire to the Land: Celebrating Traditional Knowledge and Fire
- California Landscape Conservation Cooperative’s Climate Commons compiled a long list of relevant TEK resources, including California Tribal history, cross-walking TEK and western science, and case studies of successful partnerships.
Communicating Restoration to the Public
- Nine simple tips for communicating science to the public
- Sierra Institute published a storymap to explain how drought, tree mortality and wildfire are connected, the need for active forest management in California, local restoration economies, and how small diameter tree utilization can be a solution for to create more resilient forests.
- UC Davis’s Christina Restraino and Stanford’s Greg Asner explain the bark beetle epidemic (including forest management and biomass utilization) to the general public in this 18 minute audio recording of a live Science Friday session.
- This TEDx Talk presented by Paul Hessburg of the Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station, explains how fire suppression has led to the increase in wildfire and what forest management is needed (using animation to great effect).
- One Pager about Blue Forest Conservation’s Forest Resilience Bond