ICE created CEQAnet II, a web portal and map service, to facilitate the electronic capture of environmental documentation used as part of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). These efforts were recognized by the California Performance Review, a comprehensive effort to examine business practices by the State of California as ordered by Governor Schwarzenegger, as being a critical and streamlining technology to improve resource conservation, in general, and the environmental review process conducted by state agencies, in particular.
The Resources Agency in conjunction with the University of California Davis are proud to announce the release of the first ever seamless General Plan map of California. All county general plans and many city general plans were integrated into one statewide Geographic Information System (GIS) dataset. The data were standardized to thirteen consistent land use classifications for the intent of natural resource and infrastructure planning.
The 22nd Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference and 14th International Salmonid Habitat Enhancement Workshop will be held in Davis, California at the Veteran's Memorial Center from Wednesday, March 17th through Saturday, March 20th, 2004. The Salmonid Restoration Federation will host this conference entitled "Collaborative Watershed Efforts for Salmonid Recovery" in collaboration with the American Fisheries Society-Fisheries Management Section and Trout Unlimited.
Michael McCoy, co-director of the Information Center for the Environment in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, was elected president of the California Planning Roundtable for 2004. The organization promotes creativity and excellence in planning by providing leadership in addressing important land use, transportation, and natural resources planning issues in California. The Roundtable has historically advised the Legislature, the governor, city and county planning officials and members of the profession on matters of planning policy and practice.
After seven years, the ICE team that programmed GeoWBS is celebrating mission accomplished. GeoWBS is a spatially driven enterprise GIS developed for the State Water Resources Control Board to catalog and assess waterbodies pursuant to the Clean Water Act.
Dr. Dale is a leading landscape ecologist who has applied her skills to ecological modeling, forest dynamics, forest responses to global climate change, decision analysis, and most recently assessing effects of land-use change and providing a decision support framework for environmental decision-making. She has authored or edited 6 books and over 140 articles. She is editor-in-chief of Environmental Management and on the editorial boards of several other journal
Dr. Carolyn Hunsaker, a senior scientist with the USDA Forest Service and principal investigator of the Kings River Experimental Watershed ecosystem study will be visiting ICE for an informal talk in 3201 Hart Hall from 2:00pm - 3:00pm.
A Los Angeles Times story on the U.S. Forest Service's study of the effects of increased grazing and logging in the Sierra Nevada's 11 national forests quotes Jim Quinn, professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, who was part of a team of scientists and academics who reviewed the study at the Forest Service's request. Quinn said that scientists remain concerned that a number of species in the Sierra Nevada would "react badly" to the proposed increases. A similar story in the Sacramento Bee quoted Quinn extensively.