USDA Forest Service

Pacific Northwest Research Station

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

(503) 808-2100

US Forest Service

Urban-Wildland Interactions Team

Natural settings promote recreation and active living (Photo Credit: Guy Kramer)

Dale Blahna, Team Leader
Forestry Sciences Laboratory
400 N 34th Street, Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: (206)732-7833

Team Members:

Ralph Alig, Research Forester (Emeritus)
Lee Cerveny, Research Social Scientist
Jean Daniels, Research Forester
Geof Donovan, Research Forester
Kathy La Plante, Social Science Analyst
Kathy Wolf, Research Social Scientist (University of Washington)


Our Goal

Our research aims are to increase understanding of human and natural resource interactions to enhance ecological and human health. Our research ranges from the value of individual trees in the city to the implications of broad-scale changes in landscapes. We take an “all lands approach” to understanding the role and values of public access to nature across the urban to wildland gradient. Team Website


Outdoor classrooms connect kids to nature (Photo Credit: EarthCrops)


Research Themes

BulletUrban Ecosystem Services: Healthy Forests, Waters, and People

BulletEcosystem Restoration through Civic Engagement

BulletSustainable Recreation & Public Values of Forests: Connecting People and Nature 

BulletCommunity-Forest Interactions: Socio-economic Aspects of Fire, Forest Products, & Land Use













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