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Rethinking Forest Management in the West

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About The Presenter

Connie Millar, Sierra Nevada Research Center, USDA Forest Service PSW Research Station, Albany and Lee Vining, CA.


About This Presentation

Running time: 43 minutes and 53 seconds
Given: March 2, 2007, at the Arcata Marsh, Arcata, CA.
Production by: M.J. Furniss and J. Guntle, Communications and Applications, PNW and PSW Research Stations

Topics covered:

  • Natural Climate Cycles
  • IPCC Overview Highlights
  • IPCC Temperature and C02 Projections
  • West: Temperature and Precipitation
  • West: Drought Cycles
  • West: Snowpack and Streamflow
  • West: Glaciers
  • West: Forest Densification
  • West: Forest Mortality
  • West: Climate and Fire
  • California: 2100 Climate Projection
  • Current Management Paradigms
  • Question: Are Current Concepts OK?
  • Limitations of Current Premises 1. HRV
  • 2. Ecologic Sustainability
  • 3. NRV
  • 4. Disturbance
  • New Management Premises
  • Management Decisions
  • Overview five "R" Strategies
  • Toolbox Approach
  • Resistence Strategy
  • Examples of Resistence
  • Short-Term Nature of Resistence Strategies
  • Resilience Strategy
  • Examples of Resilience
  • Response Strategy
  • Examples of Response
  • Realignment Strategy
  • Reduction Strategy
  • Sequestering C02
  • Reducing Ecological Footprint
  • Settling Priorities
  • Summary: Management Options
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