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Society of American Foresters hosts educational field tour

The Sacramento-Tahoe Chapter of the Society of American Foresters will host an educational forestry field tour Saturday at Sagehen Creek Field Station near Truckee.

The public is invited to attend to learn more about current research on forest management, wildfire mitigation and wildlife habitat conservation.

Presenters include Jeff Brown, director of Sagehen Creek Field Station.

The tour will begin with an overview of the research field station and visit to a treatment plot that has been implemented along with an area marked for future treatment.

Brown is also actively involved with the Truckee River Watershed Council.

Scott Conway, district vegetation management officer with the Tahoe National Forest, Truckee River Ranger District, will present a brief synopsis of the project’s history and the science that informed project decisions, as well as how those decisions were tested and then modeled. 

The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and reservations are required due to restricted public access.

Sagehen Creek Field Station and the Sagehen Experimental Forest are research and teaching facilities of the University of California at Berkeley’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Berkeley Natural History Museums and the UC Natural Reserve System.

They are also a member of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.

The field station was established in 1951 with the signing of a long-term special use permit with the USDA Forest Service. Sagehen serves as the hub of a much broader network of regional research areas known as the Central Sierra Field Research Stations.

RSVP to Joanne Drummond at or call 530-913-7757 no later than today.

Guests are advised to wear appropriate clothing — long pants, good hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen and bug repellent — and to bring their own sack lunch.

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