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Forest Futures Salons

After a busy summer and many challenges with the current wildfire season, we are excited to resume our Forest Futures Salons for 2021. Our Salons are tailored to build community engagement and awareness on the challenges with forest health in our region and the collaborative action that is taking place.

Between now and the end of the year, we’ll explore what happens when fire hits our forests, how decisions are made and fires are fought, and what happens to the landscape after a fire. We will highlight the work being done right here in our region, including fuel reduction, restoration and wood innovation projects, all of which aim to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire.

December 1 | 4-5:15pm | Decreasing the Threat of the 2022 Fire Season

There are restoration projects and innovative assessment tools in our region which help reduce wildfire risk – we’ll highlight and explore some of the most promising. Lisa Wallace, Executive Director of the Truckee River Watershed Council and Jonathan Cook-Fisher, District Ranger for the Truckee Ranger District on the Tahoe National Forest will present on the Middle Truckee Watershed Forest Health Assessment and some of the fuel reduction projects planned within our region.

Executive Director, Truckee River Watershed Council

Executive Director, Truckee River Watershed Council

Lisa Wallace

Prior to her role as the Executive Director at the Truckee River Watershed Council, Lisa worked in senior leadership for several non-profits that also focused on natural resource management. During her time with the Watershed Council, Lisa has grown the organization to implement dozens of successful meadow, stream, and forest restoration projects in the Truckee River watershed. These projects directly provide local solutions to the climate crisis and the potential for wildfires, droughts, and flooding. Lisa brings extensive experience in management, stakeholder collaboration, and financing/fundraising. She enjoys skiing, boating, biking, and hiking – and all things Truckee River.

District Ranger, Truckee Ranger District, Tahoe National Forest

District Ranger, Truckee Ranger District, Tahoe National Forest

Jonathan Cook-Fisher

Jonathan began his career as a temporary archaeologist on the Inyo National Forest, and then worked in recreation, special uses, and winter sports on the San Bernardino and Inyo National Forests, the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, and temporary details with the Pacific Southwest Regional Office. Prior to joining the Tahoe National Forest, Jonathan served as National Recreation Special Uses Program Manager for the Washington D.C. Office with a focus on modernizing permitting, improving outfitting and guiding access to National Forest System lands, and collaborating with state and local government to enhance public services. Jonathan earned a B.A. in anthropology from UC San Diego and M.S. in resource management from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Previous Salons

Did you miss one of our previous Salons?

Did you miss one of our previous Salons?

October 5, 2021 | TTCF Summer Update | Watch the Recording
In our first salon after taking the summer, we introduced new TTCF/Forest Futures team members, provided a Forest Futures summer recap and walked through our Impact Strategy.

October 27, 2021 | Wildfire 101 | Watch the Recording
UC Berkeley and US Forest Service fire ecologist Brandon Collins on what happens inside a Sierra Nevada fire – how it moves and the trail it leaves.

November 10, 2021 | 2021 Fire Season | Watch the Recording
CAL FIRE Unit Chief, Brian Estes, and the head of the Tahoe National Forest, Eli Ilano, discussed California’s devastating 2021 fires – the extraordinary circumstances that led to them and what the coming winter means for recovery and restoration.

October 8, 2020-June 2,2021 | Salon Recordings


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