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Sierra CAMP & UCLA Present: What Climate Change Means for the Sierra Nevada--and California

Squaw Valley Ponderosa Room 

Free & open to the public though space is limited


If you live or work in the Sierra Nevada, over the past few years you've seen first-hand the consequences of hotter-than-normal temperatures and a smaller-than-normal snowpack, including a diminished ski season, historically low reservoir levels, dying trees, and increased wildfire risk. You've probably wondered, "If things are like this now, what will they be like in the future, as the climate continues to change?" 


Professor Alex Hall and his research team at the UCLA Center for Climate Science have set out to understand future impacts of climate change on the mountain landscapes we love and the snowpack upon which California depends for its water resources. Using innovative techniques to bring global climate model projections to very high spatial resolution, the UCLA team has produced first-of-their-kind projections of future climate that capture the intricate physical processes affecting climate in the Sierra.


In this talk, Dr. Hall will present key findings from the study and discuss what they mean for Sierra residents, resource managers, and anyone who cares about the fate of California's iconic mountain range and its unique ecosystems.


For more information on any of these events, contact Sierra CAMP Director Diana Madson.