SOFAR members are invited to participate in a survey [Link to Survey] to advance a study to explore the range of financial, cultural, and environmental benefits of healthy and resilient forests in the Sierra Nevada. Specifically, these researchers are working to understand how to build financial incentives to increase funding for forest restoration. Graduate students at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, Santa Barbara, in partnership with the nonprofit organization Blue Forest Conservation are conducting the study. Participation is voluntary and takes about 15 minutes.

If you have questions about the study, you can direct them to the UC Santa Barbara team (,  Micah Elias (, or Charles Kolstad (