Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sagehen American (pine) martens

August 23, 2007: For Sagehen Summer Speaker Series #18, Dr. Bill Zielinsky of the US Forest Service PSW discusses past & upcoming American marten research in Sagehen basin. He also discusses how forest management practice influences marten habitat.

Past & future pine marten research at Sagehen from F. Felix on Vimeo.

GTR-220 implementation discussion

Today, a group of foresters & ecologists led by Malcolm North met to begin discussions on how to write a treatment prescription based on the broadly supported GTR-220 document describing how to restore resiliency to Sierran forests.

As an example of efforts currently underway to implement these guidelines, Eric Knapp discussed work being done on the Stanislaus-Tuolumne Experimental Forest, using detailed forest maps from 1929 & research by Richy J. Harrod, Bradner H. McRae, William E. Hartl: Historic stand reconstruction in ponderosa pine forests to guide silvicultural prescriptions.

Ramiro Rojas of the Sierra National Forest also discussed marking prescriptions for the Dinkey Proposed Actions, a project that has significant fisher habitat considerations.

The rest of the day was spent in the field.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Katie Moriarty talks weasels.

August 7, 2008: For Sagehen Speaker Series #22, researcher Katie Moriarty discusses her work on American martens in the Sagehen basin. She also discusses other Sierran predators, including the big surprise that turned up on her camera trap on February 28, 2008.
Moriarty, K. M., American Marten Distributions over a 28 Year Period: Relationships with Landscape Change in Sagehen Creek Experimental Forest, California, USA. 2009, OSU. 108 pp. [PDF]

Moriarty, K.M., W. J. Zeilinski, A. G. Gonzales, T. E. Dawson, K. M. Boatner, C. A. Wilson, F. V. Schlexer, K. L. Pilgrim, J. P. Copeland, M. K. Schwartz, Wolverine Confirmation in California after Nearly a Century: Native or Long-Distance Immigrant?

More marten research at Sagehen.

Watch videos of Pine Martens.

American Martens in Sagehen Basin. from F. Felix on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Interview with Gary Roller & Jeff Brown about SPLATs research at Sagehen.

10-25-2006: Here's an old TTCTV broadcast of Maia Schneider interviewing Gary Roller & Jeff Brown about SPLATs research at Sagehen.

There's good background here about the unprecedented data set collected for the project: fuels & vegetation surveys, LiDAR imaging of the basin, fire model runs, etc.

Gary Roller & Jeff Brown discuss SPLATs research. from F. Felix on Vimeo.