The symposium was held Thursday, September 4, 2008, at the Visalia Convention Center, Visalia, California. Symposium participants had the opportunity to attend the Celebrate Sequoias Festival, Saturday, September 6 on the Hume Lake Ranger District of the Giant Sequoia National Monument.
The symposium consisted of facilitated science panel presentations based on resource areas or ecosystem topics. Interested publics and scientists were invited to attend and listen to the presentations/discussions. A poster session was on display as well with additional related science topics. At the end of the day, there was clarification on what research gaps and challenges face the southern Sierra Nevada ecosystems in relation to climate change.
Abstracts and visual presentations for the talks are available on the speakers page.