2019 Camp Fire Research Symposium
Camp Fire Water Resources Monitoring and Research Symposium
June 4, 2019
California State University, Chico Farm
311 Nicholas C Shouten Lane, Chico, CA 95928
The symposium brought together researchers who have been investigating the impacts of the Camp Fire and other urban fires in Northern California. Speakers covered a diversity of research conducted on waterways, gardens, working landscapes and the urban environment following the recent devastating fires in our local community. The featured presentations covered research design, preliminary outcomes and future research needs.
Event Manager - Tracy Schohr, University of California Cooperative Extension - firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-716-2643.
Media Coverage -
- Protecting the watershed (Chico News & Review) Meredith Cooper, June 6, 2019. Click here to read.
Manage forests to burn again, scientist says (Farm Press) Tim Hearden, June 5, 2019. Click here to read.
Scientists find little taint in wildfire runoff (Farm Press) Tim Hearden, June 5, 2019. Click here to read.
Scientists share on-going research at Camp Fire Resource Monitoring and Research Symposium (KRCR) Briona Haney, June 4, 2019. Click here to watch.
Presentations and Resources -
Session 1: First Year Findings
Rapid Initial Response of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Water Quality – Carol Wallen, Senior Biologist, NorthStar and Radley Ott, Assistant Director, Butte County Department of Public Works. Click for Presentation.
Short Term Results and Long-Term Impacts of the Camp Fire on Surface Water Quality - Michael Parker, Engineering Geologist, Central Valley Regional Water Board and Alisha Wenzel, Central Valley Regional Water Board. Click for Presentation.
Surface Water Quality Lessons Learned from Carr Fire - Lynn Coster, Senior Environmental Scientist, Central Valley Regional Water Board. Click for Presentation.
Assessment of Camp Fire Impacts to Lake Oroville - Daniel Wisheropp and Calvin Yang, Operations and Maintenance, Department of Water Resources. Click for Presentation.
Groundwater Monitoring in Camp Fire Zone - Scott McReynolds, and Evan MacKinnion, California Department of Water Resources. Click for Presentation.
Paradise Irrigation District Watershed Management and Supply System - Kevin Phillips, District Manager, Paradise Irrigation District.
Ongoing Water Quality Management with Erosion Prevention - Don Lindsey, Sr. Engineering Geologist, California Geological Survey. Click for Presentation.
Session 2 - Urban Fires Impacts on Food and Agriculture
Livestock Water and Forage Quality Post Fire - Tracy Schohr, Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor Butte, Plumas and Sierra counties, UC Cooperative Extension and Betsy Karle, Dairy Advisor and Glenn County Director, UC Cooperative Extension.
Fire Impacts to Eggs from Backyard Poultry- Maurice Ernest Pitesky- DVM, MPVM, Dipl ACVPM, Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Click for Presentation.
Produce Safety After Urban Wildlife – Rob Bennaton, UC Cooperative Extension Alameda County. Click for Presentation.
Forest Health Post Fire – Ryan Tompkins, Forestry Advisor Plumas and Sierra Counties, University of California Cooperative Extension and Kate Wilkin, Forestry and Fire Science Advsior for Butte, Placer, Nevada, Yuba, and Sutter counties, University of California Cooperative Extension. Click for Presentation.
- Few detections of Black-backed Woodpeckers (Picoides arcticus) in extreme wildfires in the Sierra Nevada (White, et al.)
- Delayed Conifer Tree Mortality Following Fire in California (USFS and Fire Sciences Lab)
- Invasive Plant Management - Tree-of-Heaven (Weed Control in Natural Areas)
- Invasive Plant Management - Tree-of-Heaven (Penn State)
- Invasive Plant Management - Brooms (UCANR 8049)
- Invasive Plant Management - Himalayan blackberry (UCANR 7434)
- Invasive Plant Management - Woody Species (UCANR 74142)
- Burned Oaks Which Ones Will Survive (UCANR 8445)
- Landowner Guide - Recovering from Wildfire (UCANR 8386)
Session 3 – Future Investigations
3:00 Comprehensive Camp Fire Natural Resources Investigation Underway - Jackson Webster, Department of Civil Engineering, Chico State and Sandrine Matiasek, Geological and Environmental Sciences Department, Chico State. Click for Presentation.