Webinar Series: Fire Ecology and Forest Resilience in the Pacific NW (1 of 8)
A Webinar Series by the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement and the Washington Chapter of The Wildlife Society
When: Thursdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 noon Pacific Time (US and Canada)
March 7, 2024, through May 2, 2024 (excluding April 25)
A history of trees — fire, old-growth, and forest restoration in Oregon.
Presented by Dr. James Johnson, University of Oregon
Summary: Forests of the Pacific Northwest provide wood products, wildlife habitat, clean water, carbon storage, and outstanding recreational and cultural experiences for people from all over the world. But our forests are changing rapidly and may not provide the same ecosystem services in the years to come. What do we really know about the historical range of variability in forests with trees that live to be hundreds of years old? And what if anything does a history of these forests have to teach us about the future? How do we conserve old trees, provide for resilient forest conditions, and provide services and products for people? We’ll explore variability in successional and disturbance dynamics across a range of Pacific Northwest forest types and describe how information about the past helps inform strategies to manage diverse forests for decades to come.