Category: Planning & Lay Out

Forest Restoration Implementation Efficiencies Workshop
Workshop Proceedings Document

Download the Workshop Proceedings document Summary A wide variety of innovative, efficient restoration practices being utilized on individual National Forests of central and eastern Oregon. The purpose of the Forest Restoration Implementation Efficiencies Workshop was to address the need for peer-to-peer learning opportunities between forest industry, contractors, collaborative groups, and Forest Service staff to utilize…

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Packaging Federal Resources Collaborative Forest Restoration
Packaging Federal Resources for Collaborative Restoration
KAREN HARDIGG Connecting a suite of existing federal programs and tools that can facilitate the implementation of a consistent and predictable program of work that meets conservation objectives and provides economic benefits for rural communities. This presentation included specific examples where community and agency leaders have demonstrated flexibility and opportunities within existing authorities and offer...
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Authorities to Maximize Forest Restoration
ANDY GEISSLER The management plans for national forests in Oregon typically contain numerous prescriptive limitations that often inhibit the ability of land managers to implement effective dry forest treatments over large landscapes in need. These limitations are embedded in land designations, sensitive species directives, and survey requirements that in many cases were established prior to...
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Planning Multi-Ownership Forest Health Projects Partnerships Collaboration
Planning Multi-Ownership Forest Health Projects
AMY MARKUS Several partners in Lake County are working together on the North Warner Multi-Ownership Forest Health Project. This project provides a great model for how to approach landscape level forest health projects involving multiple partners and private landowners. Through this effort, the partners have discovered some lessons learned and tips for success that may...
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Making Use of Good Neighbor Authority
CALE GRAVES Good Neighbor Authority provides the opportunity for the state to implement restoration projects on federal land, including the administration of timber sales and the use of any program revenue generated to be used on further restoration. This talk explored the possibilities of using GNA in Oregon, shared our current understanding of the necessary...
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Forest Restoration in the Smart Phone Era
DEREK CHURCHILL The ICO method is a stand-level tool to restore the mosaic patterns of individual trees, clumps, and openings commonly found in pine and mixed conifer forests that have intact, frequent-fire regimes, as well as other forest types. Many managers and stakeholders across the west have an intuitive understanding that frequent-fire forests were not...
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