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UC DAVIS – Fire, Forests, and the Future: Advancing Rural Communities in California
November 16, 2022
Date and time:
Location: Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center | Cal Aggie Alumni Association
530 Alumni Lane Davis, CA 95616
How do rural communities build sustainable economies? What steps can we take to move California away from a seemingly endless cycle of wildfires? How can we protect precious water resources in doing so? These are just a few of the questions that will be discussed during a panel hosted by the UC Davis Institute of the Environment Wednesday, Nov. 16.
The Institute of the Environment is excited to bring four innovative professionals to campus to exchange ideas on ecology, prescribed fire, community economic development, environmental management, equity concerns, and the effects of wildfire on rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs.
Lenya Quinn-Davidson, fire advisor with the University of California Cooperative Extension; Jonathan Kusel, executive director of the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment; and Willie Whittlesey, general manager of the Yuba Water Agency are set to speak on the panel. Jeffrey Clary, senior director of climate strategies at the Foundation for California Community Colleges, will moderate the discussion.
The panel is part of the Institute’s work to advance Fire, Climate Change, Ecosystem and Community Resilience and is the first in a series of events sponsored by the Institute. Up next will be a Nov. 29 seminar featuring U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator for Region 9, Martha Guzman. More details about this seminar will be posted soon.
Fire, Forests, and the Future: Advancing Rural Communities in California will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Alpha Gamma Rho Hall in the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center at 530 Alumni Lane in Davis. A catered reception will follow. The event is free and everyone is encouraged to attend.