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. So far, the CECS team has 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.
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. Key partners and advisors include:
- CAL FIRE
- California Air Resources Board
- California Natural Resources Agency
- US Forest Service
- Blue Forest Conservation
- Salo Sciences
- Spatial Informatics Group
- The Nature Conservancy
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