Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Ryan E. Tompkins

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Forestry & Natural Resource Advisor
Plumas Sierra
208 Fairground Road
Quincy, CA 95971
(530) 283-6125
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Also in:
Lassen County


Ryan Tompkins is the UC Cooperative Extension Forest and Natural Resources Advisor for Plumas, Sierra, and Lassen counties and is a California Registered Professional Forester (No. 3108).  His research interests include forest & fire ecology and management in the Sierra Nevada, silviculture for ecological restoration, and post-fire reforestation.  His 18 year federal career included working as a forester and certified silviculturist with the USDA Forest Service and working in the Fire Effects program at the National Park Service.  When he's not thinking about forested landscapes, he might be helping firewise communities or just enjoying a quiet moment in the Sierra Nevada backcountry. 


M.F. Forestry, University of California at Berkeley. 2001
B.S. Forestry, University of California at Berkeley. 1996

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Peer Reviewed

  • Schohr, Tracy; Tompkins, Ryan; Getts, Tom; Wilkin, Kate; Wiley, Jen (2019). Invasive Weed Management Post-Wildfire: Closer Look at Camp Fire Invasive Weeds in Right-of-ways. Grasslands: Published quarterly by the California Native Grasslands Association. 29:3, 10-14.
  • North, Malcolm; Stevens, Jens; Greene, David; Coppoletta, Michelle; Knapp, Eric; Latimer, Andrew; Restaino, Christina; Tompkins, Ryan; Welch, Kevin; York, Rob; Young, Derek; Axelson, Jodi; Buckley, Tom; Estes, Becky; Hager, Rachel; Long, Jonathan; Meyer, Marc; Ostoja, Steven; Safford, Hugh; Shive, Kristen; Tubbesing, Carmen; Vice, Heather; Walsh, Dana; Werner, Chhaya; Wyrsch, Peter (2019). Tamm Review: Reforestation for resilience in dry western U.S. Forests. Forest Ecology and Management. 432, 209-224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2018.09.007
  • Russell, Will; Tompkins, Ryan (2005). Estimating Biomass in Coastal Baccharis pilularis dominated shrub types. Fire Ecology. 1:1.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Gasser, Don; Hepner, Hannah; West, Matthew; McCourt, Sue; White, Chuck; Herrin, Becky; Tompkins, Ryan; Bauer, Ryan; Callaghan, Mike; Bowman, Chuck; Hollister, Zach; Martynn, Dan; Moghaddas, Jason; Graevs, Brad (2019). Plumas County Communities Wildfire Protection Plan. Plumas County Fire Safe Council. 18-20. July 2019.

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