Science Management Forum: A Connection to Land Management & Community
PNW Planning Support Contact: Becky Gravenmier, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-808-2851
Pacific Northwest Research Station (PNW) is committed to ensuring that new
science knowledge is readily available to the land management agencies for
priority decision-making, planning and analysis. Currently, the PNW Station
Director's Office (SDO) is working with Forest Service (FS) and Bureau of Land
Management (BLM) managers to provide science support to regional planning efforts.
R&D typically provides four types of services to planning activities:
1. Development of new science products (e.g. GTRs, tools)
2. Synthesis of existing science (e.g. publications, white papers)
3. Advisory science consultations on existing science
4. Science review of planning products
We are also working with FS land managers to provide new science information
and models for the planning and implementation of fuel treatments in forests
of the Pacific Northwest to meet goals and objectives of the National Fire
Plan. New science knowledge and tools will promote more efficient planning,
placement and implementation of hazardous fuel reduction treatments and provide
models for predicting vegetation response to fuels management over time.
Station scientists and resource professionals work to enhance the use of scientific
knowledge in natural resource management. The SDO's efforts to support planning
activities expands the Station's capability to meet clients' specific needs
for science information, models, data, and tools relevant to regional and local
planning efforts, and provides for consistency between responses to agencies.
PNW will support FS and BLM planning efforts by:
Providing access to readily available resources from the Station (e.g., data,
models, synthesis, reports, and
Meeting regularly with FS and BLM regional planning groups to coordinate science
Facilitating identification and documentation of new research needs of land
Coordinating advisory science consultations and science reviews to support
Coordinating the development of science products and syntheses to address priority
regional planning questions.
Encouraging Station scientists to develop studies and products to address critical
research needs of management.
Sharing information and documenting technical assistance and information provided
for planning efforts.
Providing scientifically sound new knowledge to land managers and the public
as they help to shape policy decisions.