The forests of the Sierra Nevada are key habitat for many species of wildlife. The Centers research on the impacts of management, climate change, natural disasters, and insects and disease on wildlife habitat and populations allows land managers to make science-based decisions. Key research areas include:

  • How do fuel reduction treatments influence wildlife habitat?
  • Conservation of wildlife habitat in working forests
  • Habitat restoration and improvement techniques

Recent Projects

Effects of fuel treatment for wildfire hazard reduction and California spotted owl habitat protection

Selected Publications:

Short-term effects of fuel treatments on fisher habitat in the Sierra Nevada, California

Full Citation: Truex, Richard L. and William J. Zielinski. 2013. Prescribed fire and mechanical thinning effects on bark beetle caused tree mortality in a mid-elevation Sierran mixed-conifer forest Forest Ecology and Management 293: 85-91.