Death in the Sierra Nevada!, with Anna Belle Monti, US Forest Service
The west slope of the Sierra Nevada is under attack! Bark beetle infestation is killing the pine forests in wide swaths of the lower elevation Sierra Nevada. Rust-colored groves fill the landscape that was colored brilliant green just two years ago. Aspen groves are also suffering and the sudden die-off of entire groves is sad and startling. Anna Belle Monti is a Fuels Forester with the US Forest Service, and she will discuss forest health in the Sierra.
FREE! Join us under the main festival tent.