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ICE Co-director, Mike McCoy addresses National Transportation Research Board mid-year meeting

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Mike McCoy will address the mid-year meeting of the National Transportation Research Board's Committee on Environmental Analysis in Transportation.

ICE efforts central to Gov. Schwarzenegger's California Performance Review

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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.

Ecologist Ingrid Hogle to present ICE research at the Society for Conservation Biology Conference

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ICE Vegetation Ecologist Ingrid Hogle will present ongoing invasive species research at the following:

18th Annual Meeting
Society for Conservation Biology
July 30th to August 2nd, 2004 - New York, New York, USA
Her poster presentation is based on the following abstract:

SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF PERENNIAL PEPPERWEED INFESTATION IN A SEASONAL FLOODPLAIN

Ingrid B. Hogle, Joshua H. Viers, James F. Quinn, Mark W. Schwartz, Becky Waegell, Kaylene Keller

Dr. Joshua Viers to speak at the AWRA Riparian Specialty Conference

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AWRA 2004 Summer Specialty Conference
Riparian Ecosystems and Buffers:
Multi-scale Structure, Function, and Management
June 28-30, 2004
The Resort at Squaw Creek
Olympic Valley, CA

Dr. Viers will be presenting the following paper:

GEOMORPHIC CONFINEMENT AS A PREDICTOR OF RIPARIAN EXTENT AND VEGETATION COMPOSITION

Joshua H. Viers, James F. Quinn, Michael L. Johnson, and Susan L. Ustin

General Plan Data & Map Release

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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.

ICE to co-sponsor annual Salmonid Restoration conference

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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.

ICE Co-Director Michael McCoy Elected President of California Planning Roundtable

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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.

ICE completes 7-year Geospatial WaterBodySystem (GeoWBS)

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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. Virginia Dale to visit ICE

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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 to Visit ICE

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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.

Salmon return to Putah Creek

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Professor Peter Moyle, an ICE collaborator, documents spawning chinook salmon in Putah Creek.

Professor Jim Quinn quoted in the L.A. Times

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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.

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