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The Future of Forests & Forest Management: Change, Uncertainty, and Adaptation

The Plum Creek Distinguished Lecture Series is co-hosting the Northwest Scientific Association Annual Conference in 2014. All Plum Creek Lecture events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 27 University Center Theater (3rd floor)
9:00 a.m. Plenary speaker RICHARD WARING Oregon State University Managing Forests in Continual Transition: A Challenge Calling for Interactive Models, Remote Sensing, and Field Verification

10:30 – 11:10 a.m. JANNEKE HILLE RIS LAMBERS University of Washington Implications of Climate Change for Turnover in Forest Composition: A Case Study from Mt. Rainier National Park

11:10 – 11:50 a.m. JAMES LUTZ Utah State University The Value of Observation: Longitudinal Data and Ecosystem Change

11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CRYSTAL KOLDEN University of Idaho Climate Drivers of Forest Pattern: Development of Wildfire Refugia

1:40 – 2:20 p.m. JAKE VERSCHUYL National Council for Air and Stream Improvement Does Available Energy Influence Avian Response to Key Forest Stand Habitat Features?

2:20 – 3:00 p.m. TRAVIS BELOTE The Wilderness Society Hedging Against an Uncertain Future: Forest Preservation and Conservation in the Anthropocene

Friday, March 28 – UC Theater
10:10 – 10:50 a.m. DEREK CHURCHILL University of Washington Integrating Silviculture & Landscape Ecology: A Framework for Multi-Scale Forest Management

10:50 – 11:30 a.m. HUGH SAFFORD University of California, Davis Past, Present, and Future in the Forests of California’s Sierra Nevada: Variability in Forest Response to Environmental Change, and the Role of Management in Promoting Ecosystem Resilience

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. DAVID PETERSON U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station Accelerating Climate Change Adaptation in Forest Ecosystems: Principles and Paradigm Shifts

View abstracts from 2014 Plum Creek lecture speakers 

Continuing education credits available to SAF-certified foresters:  
3.25 Category 1 CFE credits for attending all lectures on March 27
2.0 Category 1 CFE credits for attending all three lectures on March 28 

Visit the Northwest Scientific Assocation web site for details on concurrent conference.