A two-day science conference in Portland, Oregon during April, 2005 provided a venue for the discussion of monitoring and research results. Conference goals were to (1) develop awareness and understanding of science information from the Northwest Forest Plan monitoring programs, (2) describe advances in the state of knowledge over the last decade, and (3) explore policy and management implications of these findings. The conference’s audience of over 500 participants included policymakers, land managers, and resource specialists from federal agencies; and people from universities, state agencies, nongovernmental organizations and interested publics.

This collection of reports on the 10-year anniversary of the Northwest Forest Plan (the Plan) was the first comprehensive analysis and interpretation of monitoring data since the 1994 Record of Decision. These reports attempt to answer questions about the effectiveness of the Plan from new monitoring and research results.

Presentations

Presenter Presentation Format
Moderator: Lisa Freedman, US Forest Service, Region 6 Plenary Session  
Tom Quigley - US Forest Service, PNW Station Welcome PDF, 328 kb
Sharon Heywood - Shasta-Trinity National Forest Complexity of the Northwest Forest Plan Within Social, Economic and Ecological Systems PDF, 1.3 MB
Jon Martin - US Forest Service, Region 6 Northwest Forest Plan - The First Ten Years (1994-2003): Monitoring Program Overview PDF, 2.9 MB
Moderator: Lisa Freedman, US Forest Service, Region 6 Status and Trend Reports  
Kirsten Gallo - Bureau of Land Management Oregon Washington Preliminary Assessment of the Condition of Watersheds under the Northwest Forest Plan PDF, 787 kb
Melinda Moeur - US Forest Service Region 6 Status and Trends of Late-successional and Old Forest PDF, 9 MB
Joe Lint - Bureau of Land Management Oregon Overview of Findings from Monitoring the Status and Trend of Northern Spotted Owl Populations and Habitat for the Northwest Forest Plan PDF, 4 MB
Mark Huff - Fish and Wildlife Service Population Status and Habitat Modeling of Marbled Murrelet PPT, 30 MB
Susan Charnley - US Forest Service, PNW Research Station Northwest Forest Plan: The First Ten Years Socioeconomic Monitoring Key Findings PDF, 5.8 MB
Claudia Stuart - US Forest Service, PNW Research Station Effectiveness of the Federal-tribal Relationship: Implications for Adaptive Management PDF, 1 MB
Craig Palmer - University of Nevada Las Vegas Implementation Monitoring, Accomplishments and Compliance with Plan Requirements PDF, 1.8 MB
Kirsten Gallo - Bureau of Land Management Oregon Washington Watershed Condition Under the Northwest Forest Plan Changes by Land Use Allocation PDF, 1.9 MB
Sean Gordon - Oregon State University Decision Support Models Part I: How They Work for Watershed Condition PDF, 1.7 MB
Warren Cohen - US Forest Service, PNW Research Mapping Vegetation Across the Northwest Forest Plan Integrating Two Remote Sensing Approaches PDF, 1 MB
Sean P. Healey - US Forest Service, PNW Research Forest harvest Trends on Federal Lands Preceding, Following the Start of the Northwest Forest Plan PDF, 1.5 MB
Sherri L. Miller - US Forest Service, PSW Research At-sea Monitoring of Marbled Murrelet Population Status Trends in the Northwest Forest Plan area. PDF, 766 kb
Ellen Donoghue - US Forest Service, PNW Research Socioeconomic Change in Northwest Forest Plan Communities PDF, 6.8 MB
Rebecca McLain - Institute for Culture and Ecology The Effects of the Northwest Forest Plan on Local Communities PDF, 1.9 MB
Chris Moyer - Bureau of Land Management-Oregon/Washington Decision Support Models Part II: Lessons We Learn Assessing Watershed Condition PDF, 7.6 MB
Peter Eldred - US Forest Service, Region 6 Reliability of the Data Used for Conducting Watershed Condition Assessments PDF, 5.8 MB
Steve Lanigan - US Forest Service, Region 6 Balancing Sampling Efforts with the Realities of a Tight Budget and Things that Go Bump in the Night PDF, 5.5 MB
Raymond Davis - US Forest Service, Region 6 Status and Trends in Habitat of Northern Spotted Owl on Federal Lands PDF, 6.4 MB
Eric Forsman - US Forest Service, PNW Station Barred Owls, Spotted Owls and the NWFP-Nobody Said it Was Going to be Easy PDF, 2.4 MB
Alexandre Hirzel - University of Lausanne, Switzerland BIOMAPPER:A Tool for Modelling Ecological Niche Mapping Habitat Suitability PDF, 3.3 MB
Jim Alegria - Bureau of Land Management - Oregon- University of Lausanne, Switzerland Planning and Monitoring Applications from Vegetation Program PDF, 5.2 MB
Tom Demeo - US Forest Service Region 6 Fire Ecology of the Northwest Forest Plan Area: Implications for Species Management PDF, 3.6 MB
Miles Hemstrom - US Forest Service, PNW Research The Bumpy Road to Monitoring Late-successional Forests under the NWFP PDF, 833 kb
Mark H. Huff - Fish & Wildlife Service Monitoring Marbled Murrelet Nesting Habitat on Federal Lands Using a Systematic Grid Sampling PDF, 3.9 MB
Cassandra Moseley - University of Oregon Socioeconomic Mitigation Measures: Were They Effective and What Have We Learned? PDF, 2.5 MB
Susan Charnley - US Forest Service, PNW Research Station Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities: Linking the Biophysical and Socioeconomic Goals of the Northwest Forest Plan PDF, 4.2 MB
Claudia Stuart - US Forest Service, Region 6 Socioeconomic Monitoring, Adaptive Management, and the Northwest Forest Plan PDF, 188 kb
Merv George, Executive Director - California Indian Fire and Forest Management Council Tribal Perspective onthe NW Forest Plan PDF, 108 kb
Moderator: Nancy Molina, Bureau of Land Management-Oregon Synthesis  
Fred Swanson - US Forest Service, PNW Research Station What Can History Tell Us About Forest Landscape Dynamics PDF, 245 kb
Gordon Reeves - US Forest Service, PNW Research Station Watershed and Stream Dynamics: Implications for Aquatic Conservation PDF, 2.9 MB
K. Norman Johnson - Oregon State University The Non-Federal Lands: Policy Frameworks and Human Behavior PDF, 4.3 MB
Thomas Spies - US Forest Service, PNW Research Station Conservation of Old Forests in a Dynamic Landscape PDF, 2.2 MB
Bernard Bormann - US Forest Service, PNW Research Station Adaptive Management in the Northwest Forest Plan PDF, 792 kb
Margaret Boland - US Forest Service, Klamath National Forest Supervisor A Local View of Adaptive Management PDF, 1.6 MB
David Busch - USGS - BRD Adaptive Monitoring: The Northwest Forest Plan Experience 1 2 3
Daniel Sarr - National Park Service Conceptual and Practical Considerations for Monitoring Biodiversity in the Pacific Northwest PDF, 2.9 MB
George Stankey - US Forest Service, PNW Research Station Building Trust in a Distrustful World: Social Acceptability of the Northwest Forest Plan PDF, 83 kb
Ellen Donoghue - US Forest Service, PNW Research Station Changing Definitions of Communities PDF, 3.6 MB
Robert Lee - University of Washington Adaption of Rural Communities to a Postmodern Context and the Role of the Northwest Forest Plan PDF, 426 kb
Ernie Niemi - ECONorthwest Economic Reflections on the Northwest Forest Plan PDF, 64 kb
Tom Quigley - US Forest Service, PNW Station Overview and Summary PDF, 296 kb

Reports

Topic Report Format
Synthesis Haynes, Richard W.; Bormann, Bernard T.; Lee, Danny C.; Martin, Jon R., tech. eds. 2006. Northwest Forest Plan—the first 10 years (1994-2003): synthesis of monitoring and research results. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-651. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 292 p. [Summary Report] PDF
Implementation Baker, D.; Palmer, C.; Tolle, T. 2005. Northwest Forest Plan–the first ten years (1994-2003): Implementation monitoring: accomplishments and compliance with plan requirements. [Summary Report] PDF
Figures and Tables
Appendix A-D
Appendix E-H
Old growth Moeur, Melinda; Spies, Thomas A.; Hemstrom, Miles; Martin, Jon R.; Alegria, James; Browning, Julie; Cissel, John; Cohen, Warren B.; Demeo, Thomas E.; Healey, Sean; Warbington, Ralph. 2005. Northwest Forest Plan—the first 10 years (1994-2003): status and trend of late-successional and old-growth forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-646. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 142 p. PDF
Owls Lint, Joseph, tech. coord. 2005. Northwest Forest Plan—the first 10 years (1994–2003): status and trends of northern spotted owl populations and habitat. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-648. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 176 p. PDF
Murrelets Huff, Mark H.; Raphael, Martin G.; Miller, Sherri L.; Nelson, S. Kim; Baldwin, Jim, tech. coords. 2006. Northwest Forest Plan—the first 10 years (1994-2003): status and trends of populations and nesting habitat for the marbled murrelet. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-650. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 149 p. PDF
Watersheds Gallo, Kirsten; Lanigan, Steven H.; Eldred, Peter; Gordon, Sean N.; Moyer, Chris. 2005. Northwest Forest Plan—the first 10 years (1994–2003): preliminary assessment of the condition of watersheds. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-647. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 133 p. PDF
Socioeconomic Charnley, S., tech. coord. 2006. Northwest Forest Plan—the first 10 years (1994–2003): socioeconomic monitoring results. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-649. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 6 vol. PDF
Tribal Stuart, C.; Martine, K., tech. eds. 2005. Northwest Forest Plan—the first 10 years (1994–2003): Effectiveness of the Federal-Tribal Relationship. Tech. Pap. R6-RPM-TP-02-2006. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. PDF