Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.

Refreshing ‘Ologists: Conserving giant sequoia and coast redwood in a time of global change

This post was written by Ellie Neifeld, 2019 Mono Lake Intern.

A prescribed burn in the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite. Photo courtesy of Kristen Shive.
Several giant sequoia that died in the 2017 Pier Fire, which severely burned many areas of the Black Mountain Grove in Giant Sequoia National Monument. Photo courtesy of Kristen Shive.

Join us on July 31 at 4:00pm in the Mono Lake Committee gallery for Refreshments with Refreshing ‘Ologists. Kristen Shive, Science Director of Save the Redwoods League, will be here to discuss how sequoias and redwoods respond to a changing climate. If you can join us for this free event, please sign up here.

This talk will discuss what Save the Redwoods League has learned about how both coast redwood and giant sequoia are responding to the changing climate, with an emphasis on the novel stressors affecting giant sequoia groves.

Kristen Shive is the Director of Science for Save the Redwoods League, where she develops and implements research projects related to both coast redwood and giant sequoia conservation, directs conservation planning, and designs restoration treatments. Shive worked in Yosemite for many years and so has a very special place in her heart for Mono Lake. She achieved an MS in Forestry from Northern Arizona University and a PhD in Environmental Science from UC Berkeley.