ABOUT THE EFFECTIVENESS MONITORING COMMITTEE (EMC)

The EMC was formed in 2014 by the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Board). The Board sought to create an independent committee to assess the efficacy of the Forest Practice Rules and other related laws and regulations. As an advisory body to the Board, the EMC helps implement an effectiveness monitoring program that provides an active feedback loop to policymakers, managers, agencies, and the public by soliciting robust scientific research that addresses the effectiveness of these laws at meeting resource objectives and ecological performance measures related to AB 1492.

 

The EMC includes representatives from academia, industry, state agencies, consulting firms, and non-profit agencies. This diverse membership reflects representatives from a wide range of California’s natural resources, including water quality, geology, wildlife, and forestry. EMC meetings occur quarterly and are open to the public. Meetings are held in Redding, Ukiah, and Sacramento and are available through the webinar.

 

MISSION & GOALS

 

PROJECT APPLICANTS

2019 Meeting Materials

EMC SUPPORTED MONITORING PROJECTS

Agreement Number

Project #

Primary Investigator

Subject

8CA03650

EMC-2015-001

Drew Coe

Class II Large Study

8CA03685

EMC-2015-002

Pete Cafferata 

FORPRIEM (ver. 2.0)

EMC-2015-004

Drew Coe

Effectiveness of Road Rules in Reducing Hydrologic Connectivity

n/a

EMC-2016-002

Joe Wagenbrenner, Kevin Bladon, Drew Coe, Don Lindsay

Boggs Mountain Post-Fire Runoff and Erosion Study

8CA03680

EMC-2016-003

Bill Short and Dr. Matt O'Connor

Repeat LiDAR Surveys to Detect Landslides

8CA03685

EMC-2017-001

Dr. Dahlke and Dr. Dahlgren

UC Davis Nutrient Study

n/a

EMC-2017-002

Stacy Stanish

Avian Richness Study on Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest

n/a

EMC-2017-004

Will Olsen

Class III Watercourse Monitoring

9CA04020

EMC-2017-006

Dr. Rob York

Tradeoffs among riparian buffer zones…

9CA04019

EMC-2017-007

Dr. John Battles

Tree Mortality in the Sierra Nevada

9CA04087

EMC-2017-008

Dr. Richard Cobb

CA FPRs and Relation to Fir Mortality

n/a

EMC-2017-012

Michael Baker

Bat Community Impacts on State Forests

9CA04452

EMC-2018-003

Christopher Surfleet

Alternative Meadow Restoration

9CA04453

EMC-2018-006

Kevin Bladon, Catalina Segura, Matthew House, & Drew Coe

Effect of FPRS on Restoring Canopy Closure, Water Temperature, & Primary Productivity