Hear about some of the many reasons you need to attend the 2016 Natural Areas Conference from our Conference Chair, Ecologist Hugh Safford.
Being centrally located, Davis is only 15 minutes from downtown Sacramento, and an hour from the San Francisco Bay, Napa Valley, and the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada. World-famous natural destinations like Lake Tahoe and Point Reyes National Seashore are only slightly farther, and Yosemite is a beautiful 3 hour drive.
The University of California, Davis is the nation’s top agricultural university and one of the world’s most important ecological research institutions. The city of Davis, a leader in urban sustainability and progressive city planning, is only an hour from tourist destinations in the San Francisco Bay area, Napa Valley, and Sierra Nevada.
Join us in California for the 2016 Natural Areas Conference, Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Areas Management: Turning Words to Action. We will explore strategies and tactics that resource and natural areas managers can employ to prepare for and respond to climate change. The campus of the University of California, Davis will be the setting for this event, which will explore themes including connecting ecological restoration and adaptation, assisted migration, tree planting, prescribed fire and wildland fire use, native plant materials, meadow and stream restoration, pollinators and carbon and biomass markets.