USDA Forest Service
 

Pacific Northwest Research Station

 
 
 
Pacific Northwest Research Station
1220 SW 3rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97204

(503) 808-2100

US Forest Service

Focused Science Delivery

R. James (Jamie) Barbour, Program Manager

Forestry Sciences Laboratory
620 SW Main, Suite 400
P.O. Box 3890
Portland, OR 97208-3890
Phone: (503) 808-2542

 

ABOUT US
 
RESEARCH AREAS

[Photograph]:  Canoeists on a lake.Scientists and resource professionals in the Focused Science Delivery (FSD) Program work to enhance the use of scientific knowledge in natural resource management. We attempt to go beyond traditional notions of technology transfer and find new ways to engage partners and serve clients.

The FSD program expands Forest Service Research's capability to use what we already know and works to align products to meet clients' needs and provide timely and cost-effective solutions to users' problems.

 

[Photograph]: Hash Rock fire on Ochoco National Forest in central Oregon, August 2000.The topics addressed rotate in and out of the program, each with a lifespan of generally 2 to 3 years. Program scientists and staff work with scientists from other PNW programs, other Stations, and other organizations to:

[Bullet]: arrow Conduct analyses of existing scientific data and compilations of existing information to create new knowledge.
[Bullet]: arrow Provide for synthesis and integration of existing information.
[Bullet]: arrow Package and deliver science information to targeted clients or user groups.
[Bullet]: arrow Provide scientifically sound information to land managers and the public as they help to shape policy or influence management decisions.


PROGRAM SUMMARY

The program's work supports high-priority policy and management analyses and identifies knowledge gaps that require collection of new data to support more complete analyses.

The program promotes integration with an emphasis on the Forest Service's strategic needs and identifies ways to increase synergy among researchers, political leaders, management experts, and the public as they search for solutions to complex resource management problems. We conduct analyses of existing scientific information and package results to support formulation of policy and selection of the management actions that implement those policies, and to provide scientifically sound information to the public as they help to shape policy or influence management decisions.

The purpose of the FSD program is to enhance the use of scientific knowledge in natural resource management. The program expands Forest Service Research's capability to use what we already know. The program's role is to improve Forest Service Research's ability to extract additional meaning from existing scientific data by combining information from both related and seemingly unrelated sources to reveal trends and relations that might not initially have been apparent. The program works to solve problems by forming partnerships with both those who need new knowledge and those who generate the data and information required to develop this knowledge. By understanding the anticipated applications for our outputs, we work to align products to meet clients' needs and provide timely and cost-effective solutions to users' problems. (For more information, visit Focused Science Delivery program overview.)

 


 

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND DOCUMENTS

 

[Image]: Cover of Science Update Issue 2, entitled Fire risk in  east-side  forests.

Science Update 2: Fire risk in east-side forests (PDF: 1.43 MB)

 

[Photograph]: First page of an article entitled Executive summary for the wildland fire workshops, March - April 2003: bridging the worlds of fire managers and applied fire researchers.

Executive summary for the wildland fire workshops, March - April 2003: bridging the worlds of fire managers and applied fire researchers. (Draft) (PDF: 779Kb)

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