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Big Basin Post Fire Research/Recovery – Virtual Symposium

November 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The Santa Cruz Mountains Bioregional Council is sponsoring a free virtual symposium about post-fire research and recovery at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. This online event will connect the public with researchers and their findings. Please join the livestream on YouTube from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15. 


Research and recovery topics to be presented include:

  • Status of fish, frogs and habitat on Coastal Waddell Creek (Jerry Smith, SJSU)
  • Redwood sprouts fueled by reserves and buds (Drew Peltier, Univ. Nev. – LV)
  • Ceanothus invasion of redwood & knobcone pine stands (Jon Keely, USGS,UCLA)
  • Initial impacts of the fire on breeding birds (Alex Rinkert, consulting biologist)
  • Planning for the future park -Reimagining Big Basin  (Will Fourt, CA. State Parks)


Local redwood expert Zane Moore (UCD) will moderate the symposium. 


A complete program agenda with full titles and speaker affiliations is available on the Bioregional Council’s website (www.scmbc.org).  Attend the livestream via this link: www.youtube.com/live/DtdmH3KCU8s