Implementing AB 1492: Ecological Performance Measures for California Timberlands

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Date(s) - 04/17/2019
9:30 AM


Implementing AB 1492:
Ecological Performance Measures for California Timberlands Regionalized Monitoring and Assessment


Who: Agencies, organizations, and individuals with an interest in timberland ecosystem
management and monitoring
When: Wednesday April 17, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (with generous time given for
lunch break)
Where: Sacramento State Downtown Campus, Classrooms DTN 110-111
304 S St, Sacramento, CA 95811
How: Attend In-Person — RSVP preferred by April 12, 2019* at via Webcast — Register preferably by April 16, 2019* at

Assembly Bill 1492 directs the Timber Regulation and Forest
Restoration Program to develop a statewide ecological performance measures (EPM) approach as an accountability measure for the multiple State programs that regulate timber management on non-federal forestlands. Harnessing data from existing monitoring programs across State and Federal
resource agencies, the intent is to establish a spatially explicit, consistent monitoring approach to track forest ecosystem condition over time at a regional scale. Results will be used to inform decision makers in their work to support adaptive management of timberlands and to help ensure the accountability of State-led forest management regulatory programs. Looking beyond the mandate of AB 1492, the EPM approach may also assist in the evaluation of State and Federal programs to invest in forest health and resilience.
In the context of ever-increasing pressure and stress on these forested systems, including catastrophic wildfire and climate change, it is more important than ever to monitor changes in ecosystem
conditions to-wards ensuring State regulations and programs are keeping pace with what is needed
to sustain California timberlands into the future.