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Searching for Goldilocks: balancing forest ecosystem restoration and old-forest species conservation in the Sierra Nevada, CA

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This webinar explores the collateral impacts of restoration on declining old-forest species. It will be presented by Gavin M. Jones, PhD student, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is being hosted by Utah State University Extension. 

Concern over the social, economic, and ecological consequences of increasingly frequent "megafires" in California's Sierra Nevada have led some to propose large-scale forest restoration to increase ecosystem resilience. However, restoration efforts (e.g., forest thinning) may have collateral impacts on declining old-forest species. Is it possible to find balance between these two seemingly competing objectives?