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Climate change vulnerability and adaptation in south-central Oregon

Year of Publication
2019
Publication Type

The South-Central Oregon Adaptation Partnership (SCOAP) was developed to identify climate change issues relevant for resource management on federal lands in south-central Oregon (Deschutes National Forest, Fremont-Winema National Forest, Ochoco National Forest, Crooked River National Grassland, Crater Lake National Park).

It takes a few to tango: changing climate and fire regimes can cause regeneration failure of two subalpine conifers

Year of Publication
2018
Publication Type

Environmental change is accelerating in the 21st century, but how multiple drivers may interact to alter forest resilience remains uncertain. In forests affected by large high-severity disturbances, tree regeneration is a resilience linchpin that shapes successional trajectories for decades. We modeled stands of two widespread western U.S. conifers, Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var.

A Statement of Common Ground Regarding the Role of Wildfire in Forested Landscapes of the Western United States

Year of Publication
2018
Publication Type

Executive Summary: For millennia, wildfires have markedly influenced forests and non-forested landscapes of the western United States (US), and they are increasingly seen as having substantial impacts on society and nature. There is growing concern over what kinds and amounts of fire will achieve desirable outcomes and limit harmful effects on people and nature.