Sierra Cascade Intensive Forest Management Research Co-op
University of California
Sierra Cascade Intensive Forest Management Research Co-op


The mission of the Sierra Cascade Intensive Research Co-Op is to conduct applied reforestation and young stand management research from seed collection to the first commercial thinning focusing on intensive silviculture of conifer species and how they interact with their biotic and abiotic environments in the interior region of Northern California and Southwestern Oregon and to promote research on how to maximize survival, volume, growth and value while meeting other quality objectives of sound land stewardship.


The Cooperative shall have a steering committee consisting of one representative from the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station, one representative from a university offering subject matter related to the objectives of the co-op, and one representative from the Forest Industry. Steering committee representatives will be appointed by the membership from these three organizations.

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