Early Seral Biodiversity Science & Management Workshop

June 10, 2019 (All day) to June 11, 2019 (All day)
Corvallis, OR
Forest Biodiversity Research Network

We would like to invite you to our Early Seral Biodiversity and Management event that will take place at Oregon State University on June 10th with an optional field tour on June 11th to visit management sites.

It has now been over a decade since the topic of early seral forest emerged as a central theme in forest management in the PNW. Since then, agencies have begun to implement management techniques for creating and maintaining this forest type. Scientists and managers – primarily on state and industrial lands – have also collaborated to implement several broad-scale science efforts that test the efficacy of various early seral management techniques.

The event will include scientists, landowners, agencies, forest practitioners, non-profit organizations, and all those interested in the topic of early seral.

The objectives of this workshop are to:

  1. Present recent scientific findings on the topic of early seral forests in the PNW as they apply to management.
  2. Identify areas of agreement among agencies and other landowners on how to define and manage for early seral forests.
  3. Collaboratively identify information gaps, and conservation and management challenges that are relevant to practitioners and scientists.
  4. Outline key hypotheses that form a research agenda for the coming decade.

To view the full program or register in advance, please visit: www.forestbiodiversity.org/earlyseral