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Summary Researches wildland fire mitigation and wildland fire use including WUI fire impacts, fire effects research, decision support tools and helping communities with planning in the WUI.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Max Moritz (Chair)
Phone 805-893-8747
Unit: UC Santa Barbara - CE Specialist
Location: Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
2100 E Second Street
Santa Barbara, 93106
Name Susie Kocher (Co-Chair)
Phone (530) 542-2571
Unit: Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
Name Lenya Quinn-Davidson (Co-Chair)
Phone 707-445-7351
Unit: Humboldt County Office
Membership List
AES Scientist
Gilless, J. Keith Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Dean Emeritus & Professor Emeritus of Forest Economics Forest economics and management, regional economics, wildfire protection planning, forestry development
CE Advisor
Drill, Sabrina Los Angeles County
  Natural Resources Advisor Watershed education, conservation and restoration of aquatic and wildland habitats and anadramous fishes, aquatic and terrestrial invasive species, fire ecology and landscape preparation, land use planning, environmental literacy and public participation in science.
Kocher, Susie Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Forestry/ Natural Resources Advisor Forestry, fire and water quality, facilitation, public participation
Larsen, Royce San Luis Obispo County
  Area Natural Resource/Watershed Advisor Water Quality and Non-point Source Pollution on Rangelands. Also, other natural resource issues including: Rangeland Improvements, Noxious Invasive Weeds, Wildland Fires, Grassland Restoration and Endangered Species.
Lewis, David Marin County
  Director Watershed Management and Research
Nader, Glenn Sutter-Yuba Counties
  Farm Advisor   Livestock and Natural Resources, Emeritus Livestock, forage crops, range and natural resources
Quinn-Davidson, Lenya Humboldt County Office
  Area Fire Advisor Fire Ecology and Management
Satomi, Ricky Shasta County
  Forestry/Natural Resources Advisor Forest Management, Geographic Information Systems, Biomass
Shapero, Matthew Ventura County
  Livestock and Range Advisor
Stackhouse, Jeffery Humboldt County Office
  Livestock and Natural Resource Advisor
Tompkins, Ryan Plumas Sierra
  Forestry & Natural Resource Advisor
Valachovic, Yana Humboldt County Office
  Forest Advisor and Humboldt - Del Norte County Director Forest management and ecology
CE Specialist
Garbelotto, Matteo Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Extension Specialist in Forest Pathology and Adjunct Professor Forest pathology and mycology
Maier, Gabriele School of Veterinary Medicine
  DVM, MPVM, DACVPM, PhD Beef Cattle Herd Health & Production
Moritz, Max UC Santa Barbara - CE Specialist
  Specialist in Cooperative Extension Fire Ecology and Management; Disturbance Regimes; Spatial Analysis; Fire Policy; Climate Change Adaptation
Other ANR
Flavell, Dustin Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center
  SFREC Center Superintendent Everything required of Superman without the flying...yet
Gonzales, Jan San Diego County
  Project Coordinator Wildfire and Goldspotted Oak Borer education and outreach
Jones, Michael Mendocino County
  Forestry Advisor - Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma Counties Entomology; Integrated pest management of invasive and endemic forest pests
Kearns, Faith California Institute for Water Resources
  Academic Coordinator II water and drought, fire, climate change,science communication
Macon, Dan Placer-Nevada Counties
  Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
York, Rob Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Cooperative Extension Specialist / UCB-CNR Research Stations Advisor / Adjunct Associate Professor of Forestry Forest Ecology and Silviculture
Membership Totals
Number of Members21
ANR Members21
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