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Megan Matonis, Robert M. Hubbard, Krista M. Gebert, Beth Hahn, I. Sue Miller, Claudia Regan

Cataloging Information

Fire Ecology
Insects & Disease
Fire & Bark Beetles
Fire Effects
Ecological - Second Order
Fire & Wildlife
Mountain pine beetles
Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest

NRFSN number: 12963
FRAMES RCS number: 17621
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The Future Forest Webinar Series facilitated dialogue between scientists and managers about the challenges and opportunities created by the mountain pine beetle (MPB) epidemic. The series consisted of six webinar facilitated by the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station, the Northern and Rocky Mountain Regions, and the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute. The series ran from October 2011 to December 2012 and covered a variety of topics related to the MPB epidemic: potential fire risk and behavior, current and future vegetation conditions, wildlife habitats and populations, social and economic considerations, ecosystem- and watershed-level changes, and management responses. The purpose of these proceedings is to relate information shared during the webinar series (rather than to summarize all available research on implications of the MPB epidemic). These proceedings represent a snapshot of relevant scientific and management concerns related to this epidemic. In the coming decades, additional research and lessons learned by managers will continue to deepen and broaden our understanding of the future of post-epidemic forests.


Matonis, Megan; Hubbard, Rob; Gebert, Krista; Hahn, Beth; Miller, Sue; Regan, Claudia (editors). 2014. Future Forests Webinar Series, webinar proceedings and summary: ongoing research and management responses to the mountain pine beetle outbreak. Proceedings RMRS-P-70. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 80 p.