Region 6 Forest Collaboratives Workshop

Posted by Renee Magyar on February 16, 2016

Collaboration Across Boundaries: Sharing Knowledge & Advancing Solutions, March 30-31, 2016


On March 30-31, Sustainable Northwest hosted the Region 6 Forest Collaboratives Workshop in Hood River, Oregon. The event was the first time all thirty-three forest collaboratives across Oregon and Washington came together to share knowledge and lessons learned, and advance solutions to common challenges.

The workshop included a series of plenary sessions and tracks that engaged participants in a dialogue about relevant forest management issues.

Presentations from the workshop:

Conserving Western Landscapes: Why Collaboration Matters ~ Dr. Susan Charnley, Research Social Scientist, PNW Research Station, US Forest Service

A Science Foundation for Restoring Pacific Northwest Forests ~ Dr. Ryan Haugo, Senior Forest Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy Washington Field Office

In Search of NEPA Efficiencies within the Forest Service ~ David Seesholtz, Research Liaison, USDA Forest Service

Common Successes and Challenges in Collaborative Implementation Utilizing Master Stewardship Agreements ~ Marko Bey, Lomakatsi Restoration Project

Collaborative Landscape Scale Restoration: Agency Engagement and Collaborative Legitimacy ~ William Butler, Associate Professor, Florida State University

Restoration Treatments in Douglas Fir Forests: Lessons Learned ~ Klaus Puettmann, Edmund Hayes Professor in Silviculture Alternatives, Oregon States University

Experimental Design of Post-fire Salvage Logging: “Can we manage to concurrently benefit economics and wildlife?”- ~ Victoria Saab, Quresh Latif, and Jonathan Dudley

Wildlife Response to Young Stand Thinning: Are we on the way to late-seral habitat ~ Joan Hagar, USGS Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

Young stand thinning=Restoration?- ~ Cheryl Friesen, Science Liaison, USFS

Wild Rivers Forest Collaborative

The Forest Service’s 2012 Forest Planning Rule ~ Susan Jane Brown, Staff Attorney Western Environmental Law Center and Lindsey Warness, Forest Policy Liaison, Boise Cascade Company

Mill Creek A to Z Project –Lessons Learned from Thirdparty NEPA Contracting ~ Mark Tepley, Senior Scientist, Cramer Fish Sciences

Working with Federal Partners: Federal Budget & Appropriations ~ Cecilia Clavet, Senior Policy Advisor, The Nature Conservancy

Working with Federal Partners: Forest Service Budgeting Priorities ~ Tracy Beck, Forest Supervisor, Willamette National Forest

Integrating Aquatic Restoration and Riparian Buffer Management ~ Dede Olson, Research Ecologist and Team Leader, USDA Forest Service

Integrating Aquatic Restoration and Riparian Buffer Management ~Crystal Elliot, Restoration Ecologist, Trout Unlimited

Monitoring, Modeling, Mapping, on the Siuslaw National Forest~Marc Barnes, Integrated Resource Management

Adaptive Management on the Malheur National Forest ~James Johnston, Blue Mountain Forest Partners

Trust Ecology: Building Relationships for Resilient Collaboration ~Dr. Marc J. Stern, Associate Professor, College of Natural Resources and Environment, Virginia Tech

2012 Planning Rule FACA Committee Documents:

Transition Recommendations

Guide for Governments

Guide for Citizens

For more information about the workshop, please contact Andrew Spaeth at Sustainable Northwest: (503) 221-6911 x117;

This workshop is brought to you by:

Thank you to our Sponsors:


     Oregon Department of Forestry