News & Communications

New Tools Indicate How Thinning and Fire Affect Forest Water Use and Boost Runoff

By Jaquelyn Lugg, UC Merced Forest-management actions such as mechanical thinning and prescribed burns don’t just reduce the risk of severe wildfire and promote forest health — these practices can also contribute to significant increases in downstream water availability. New research from UC Merced’s Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI) provides the tools to help estimate […]

Survey: Share Your Perspective on Land Management with Our Team

Our goal at the Center for Ecosystem Climate Solutions is to develop new land management solutions for California in order to mitigate the effects of climate change. These solutions will be aimed at enhancing carbon capture in our forests, reducing wildfire severity, protecting watersheds, and increasing social and ecological resilience across the state. One outcome […]

Thinning at French Meadows

Meet the Summer 2020 Interns

Summer 2020 marks the first cohort of CECS project interns!  Over the course of eight weeks, the interns are collaborating on a range of topics to support the CECS research team, including science communication products, data analysis, and more. In this blog post, get to know the interns and learn more about what they’re working on […]

“Beyond the Brink” Full Video Available

We’re pleased to announce that the film “Beyond the Brink: California’s Watersheds” is available to view in full, thanks to the Association of California Water Agencies. The film, which was co-produced by the CECS, and features several project team members, delves into the issues California’s watersheds are presently facing. A sequel, diving more into the […]

Beyond the Brink Airing on KVIE (PBS NorCal)

“Beyond the Brink: California’s Watershed” is extending its reach! KVIE (PBS’s NorCal broadcasting station) will be airing the film on the following dates and times: 1/23 at 7pm 1/25 at 4pm 1/26 at 7:30am 1/27 at 6:30pm We hope you can tune in to learn more about the pressing issues facing California’s watersheds, as well […]

Beyond the Brink Film at Wild & Scenic Film Festival

We are proud to announce that “Beyond the Brink: California’s Watershed” will air at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, hosted by the South Yuba River Citizen’s League.”Beyond the Brink: California’s Watershed” is a short film that highlights the importance of headwaters and watershed management. The 26-minute video was produced by Jim Thebaut and The […]