Stakeholder engagement throughout the research process is critical to ensuring CECS research and the tools the team creates are as relevant and useful as possible. CECS also recognizes that to accelerate climate change research, innovation, and policy deployment, leveraging and complementing existing efforts is key. CECS regularly engages with partners at federal, state, and local agencies, NGOs, watershed collaboratives, and other research institutions to guide project progress. CECS also collaborates with key partners who share data resources, provide input on community and state-level needs, and offer valuable feedback on project deliverables.
In addition to regular stakeholder meetings, in year 2 of the project the CECS team conducted a web-based survey of over 200 natural resource professionals and over 1,000 members of the public, as well as hosted a series of hands-on workshops. The aim of the survey and workshops was to learn more about current problems related to wildland management, what the data and information gaps are, the nature of the barriers or challenges to wildland management, and values stakeholders attribute to California wildlands. The findings of this work continue to inform CECS’ efforts.
Key CECS partners and advisors include:
- CAL FIRE
- California Air Resources Board
- California Natural Resources Agency
- California Department of Water Resources
- US Forest Service
- US National Park Service
- Blue Forest Conservation
- Salo Sciences
- Spatial Informatics Group
- The Nature Conservancy
- North Coast Resource Partnership
- The French Meadows Restoration Project Partnership
- The Chronicles Group
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