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2024 Sierra Nevada Science Symposium

March 5, 2024 - 8:00am to March 6, 2024 - 4:30pm

The Sierra Nevada Science Symposium unites Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, Devils Postpile National Monument, the US Geological Survey, the Sierra Nevada Inventory & Monitoring Network, university researchers and the broader science community to celebrate the history of science, learn more about current work, and look toward the future of research in the Sierra Nevada parks. We aim to: CELEBRATE the strong relationships between land managers, scientists, and the research community; COMMUNICATE recent research results and current resource issues in the parks; CONSIDER the future of park research, management, and co-stewardship. By placing the Symposium on the UC Merced campus, we seek to expand and solidify regional scientific collaborations and partnerships to address challenges posed by climate change and other resource threats, and to encourage and support more research within these parks to further scientific knowledge and inform management decisions. The theme this year is Sierra Nevada Past, Present, Future: Management in Changing Environments. The symposium agenda features a keynote speaker for each era (past, present, future), lightning talks, invited talks, time for brainstorming and networking, and panel discussions.