In June, Northwest Natural Resource Group and The Evergreen State College convened scientists, foresters, land managers, mill owners, architects, builders, educators, and forest stewards to develop a better understanding of considerations for Pacific Northwest forest management in a changing climate, how carbon storage is measured and accounted for, and the role of solid wood and engineered wood products.
View the presentations from each session below (in PDF form).
Session #1: Forest management for resilience, sustainability, and carbon storage
- Mike Ryan | Tree growth, water availability, water use and drought resistance are tightly linked
- Mark Harmon | Putting Forest Carbon Management on a Productive Path: Some Recommendations
- Matt Hurteau | Using management to increase carbon stability in fire-prone forests
- Klaus Puettmann | What does silviculture for resilient forests in a changing climate look like?
Field Tour to Capitol State Forest’s Blue Ridge management unit
Session #2: Supply chain solutions – milling capacity & markets, green building that supports carbon-rich, resilient forestry
- Paul Harlan | How we got to ‘Not Where We Were Going’
- Skip Swenson | The Emerging Mass Timber Market in Washington
- Allison Capen | Resilient Forests for a Living Future
- Laura Soma | Into The Building – The Wood Path
- Chris Hellstern | A Sustainably Responsible Material
Session #3: Measuring carbon storage & increased climate resilience in the forestry sector
- Rolf Gersonde | Adapting Tree Species Composition in a Changing Climate – A Planting Trial for Forest Resilience
- Dylan Fischer | Measuring carbon in west-side permanent plots; aboveground, belowground, and in-between
- Andrew Gray | Trends and drivers of carbon storage in westside forests of Oregon and Washington
- Edie Sonne Hall | Carbon accounting in Washington State’s forestry sector
- Maureen Puettmann | Life cycle assessment can improve decisions to optimize wood use