Conference Presentations

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.

Details and background information are available on the conference homepage. The schedule, detailed program, abstracts and speaker bios are available here in the conference program.

View the presentations from each session below (in PDF form).

Session #1: Forest management for resilience, sustainability, and carbon storage

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

Session #3: Measuring carbon storage & increased climate resilience in the forestry sector

Funding for this conference was provided by:

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative

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Helping Your Forest Through Dry Times

The drier and hotter years ahead don’t have to spell trouble for the forests you steward. From recognizing and responding to drought stress in trees to planting tree species from other regions, there are steps you can take to mitigate the impacts of climate change in your forest.

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Stewarding Woodlands in a Changing Climate

Ben Deumling and his family steward Zena Forest, a member of NNRG’s group FSC® certificate. The largest contiguous block of forest in the Eola Hills of the Willamette Valley, Zena Forest has not been immune to the impacts of climate change. Facing large-scale Douglas-fir die-off, Ben describes below how he and his family are experimenting with planting less-traditional tree species—ones more tolerant to a warming climate.

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Seeking Forest Owners for New Study

You know better than anyone what kind of management work you’ve done in your forest, and what sorts of financial and ecological results its produced. Your closest forest-owning neighbor might have taken a different approach but ended up with similar results.

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