Landscape-Level Restoration Workshop
From Theory to Practice: Landscape-Level Restoration Principles to Implementing Priority Work on the Ground
The Northern Rockies Fire Science Network partnered with the Southwestern Crown Collaborative, USFS - Northern Region and Rocky Mountain Research Station, and National Forest Foundation to offer this workshop.
This workshop took place at the Lubrecht Experimental Forest, which is a 28,000-acre, outdoor, dry mixed-conifer forest laboratory and classroom located 30 miles northeast of Missoula, MT.
- Demonstrate and discuss methods for expanding project planning from stand- to landscape-based planning.
- Drawing from the recent publication, Restoring fire-prone Inland Pacific landscapes: seven core principles, share examples from planning efforts in multi-jurisdictional, fire-prone, mixed-conifer forests in the Northern Rockies.
- Discuss, capture, and disseminate successes and challenges encountered during landscape-based project planning. See also the Landscape-level prescription research brief.
Target audience: Land managers including line officers, planning team members, silviculturists, foresters, resource specialists, scientists, and informed partners to landscape-scale project planning.
Workshop presentations -
- Landscape conservation design in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Rob Campellone, USFWS
- Introduction to the seven principles, Paul Hessburg, Pacific Northwest Research Station, USFS
- Photo interpretation for landscape planning, Bill Gaines, Washington Conservation Science Institute
- Landscape evaluation approaches- Mission Project on the Okanogan-Wenatchee NF, Derek Churchill, University of Washington
- LiDAR, Derek Churchill, University of Washington
- Integrating climate change into forest planning at mutiple scales from NRAP to Landscape FRV, Bob Keane, Fire Sciences Lab, USFS
- Incorporating terrestrial biodiversity into landscape planning, Bill Gaines, Washington Conservation Science Institute
- From forest plans to landscape-level project planning, Timory Peel, Northern Region USFS
- Blackfoot-Swan Landscape Restoration Project (BSLRP), BSLRP Planning Team
For some background on applying landscape-level restoration in fire-prone landscapes, view this webinar hosted by the Northwest Fire Science Consortium and presented by Ryan Haugo, Senior Forest Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy & Paul Hessburg, Research Landscape Ecologist with the USDA Forest Service.