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Everett Workshop: Climate Adaptation Strategies for Pacific Northwest Forests

Climate Adaptation Strategies for Pacific Northwest Forests

What Natural Resource Professionals and Land Managers Need to Know

Climate change poses significant challenges for small forest owners in the Northwest. NNRG is hosting this workshop to help foresters and other land managers consider climate adaptation concepts and strategies in their management practices to meet their clients’ goals and sustain forests into the future.

There are many actions land managers can take to improve a forest’s resilience to climate change. Most management strategies and tactics that help forests adapt to and become resilient to climate change are already commonly used practices and familiar silvicultural techniques. A changing climate just makes proactive forest management that much more important.

Join us for an all-day workshop to enhance your understanding of:

  • Climate change projections for the Pacific Northwest
  • Likely effects on forest ecosystems in western Oregon and Washington
  • Adaptation approaches and tactics
  • Tools to inform management decisions
  • Resources to refer to and share with clients
  • Practice thinking through adaptation strategies


Wednesday, November 6, 2019


Everett Station
3201 Smith Ave, Everett, WA 98201


Brad St. ClairResearch Geneticist, US Forest Service, Pacific Northwest

Jessica Halofsky | Research Ecologist, Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Lab

Derek ChurchillForest Ecologist & Silviculturalist, University of Washington

Dan DonatoNatural Resources Scientist, Washington Department of Natural Resources

Glenn Kohler Forest Entomologist, Washington Department of Natural Resources

Kirk Hanson | Director of Forestry, Northwest Natural Resource Group

Rolf GersondeForest Ecologist, Natural Resources Section Manager, Seattle Public Utilities

Additional speakers will be confirmed in the coming months. 


Early registration by October 4th: $75
Registration after October 4th: $95

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Registration fees help offset the workshop costs. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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This workshop will count toward 6.5 Category 1 hours of SAF CFE credits.

Workshop topics

  • Climate change projections for the Pacific Northwest
  • Climate adaptation approaches and tactics
  • Silvicultural practices to adapt to climate change
  • Tree species selection – what to plant
  • Changes in forest hydrology
  • Diseases, pests, and what to look for
  • Fire risk in western Oregon and Washington

We are hosting this workshop in THREE locations. There will be greater emphasis on western Washington forests in the Everett and Olympia sessions, and greater emphasis on northwest Oregon forests in the Salem session. Find other workshops here.

This workshop is open to foresters, natural resource professionals, land managers, small forest owners and anyone interested in adaptation concepts and strategies for western Oregon and Washington forests.


Please keep in mind this agenda is subject to change as we near the workshop date.

For inquiries about this workshop, please contact outreach@nnrg.org.

Header image by Kirk Hanson


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