Public land management focus of talks at Fresno State symposium

The Fresno BeeFebruary 15, 2014 

More than 80 representatives from volunteer organizations and public land management agencies attended a symposium Feb. 7 at Fresno State that focused on increasing and encouraging volunteerism on public lands.

The symposium was hosted by the Sustainable Forests and Communities Collaborative (SFCC), with help from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and the Sierra Resource Conservation District.

In the morning session, groups discussed meeting volunteer needs, managing volunteers effectively and creative solutions for funding hurdles. There were presentations from multiple organizations, such as High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew and Shaver Lake Volunteers.

The afternoon session consisted of a question-and-answer session with public land managers, educators and tribal contacts.

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6679 or bvaccari@fresnobee.com.

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