Proposal Title: 

Decision support for meadow conservation and restoration in the Sierra Nevada Ecoregion: leveraging landscape-scale retrospective and near real-time data to enhance understanding of vulnerabilities and adaptation options under changing climate

Project Summary: 

The project will develop a vulnerability assessment of Sierra Nevada meadows and develop a decision framework that provides guidance on where to focus restoration and conservation actions based on meadow vulnerability assessment results. This framework can then be incorporated into existing meadow prioritizations to allow practitioners to more rigorously consider climate impacts and adaptation options.

The decision framework and monitoring tool will be piloted with the Amador-Calaveras Consensus Group (ACCG) to help guide their prioritization of 20 meadows for restoration in the upper Mokelumne, Stanislaus, Calavares, and Consumnes watersheds.