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Survey: How should wildlands in California be managed for climate change mitigation and adaptation?

Safeeq Khan (shown), Tapan Pathak and Toby O’Geen are conducting a need assessment survey about land management and ecosystem climate solutions.

Do you have an opinion on how California wildlands are managed? UC Cooperative Extension specialists Safeeq Khan, Tapan Pathak and Toby O'Geen are conducting a need assessment survey about land management and ecosystem climate solutions.

Khan, Pathak and O'Geen are part of the Innovation Center for Ecosystem Climate Solutions (CECS), a state-funded collaboration between eight California research institutions, including UC ANR, working to develop innovative solutions to managing California's wildlands to reduce negative impacts of drought and climate change. Their goal is to identify land management practices that simultaneously enhance carbon sequestration, reduce wildfire severity, protect watersheds, and increase ecological and community resilience.

Khan would like your help in identifying problems and issues like wildfire and water supply, multiple benefits and beneficiaries of wildlands management, data and information gaps, and major implementation barriers.

To help the research team better understand stakeholder needs and develop data/information solutions for active ecosystem management, please take the survey at https://ucmerced.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8ptCWlrQBTILyAd. It should take about 30 minutes to complete.

Please feel free to share the survey with your colleagues. To get more involved in the project, contact the team at wildlandsurvey@ess.uci.edu.

The project is funded by the Strategic Growth Council of California.

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 4:08 PM

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