Can we really restore ecosystems?

This series will explore the complexities and realities of “restoring” forests and other ecosystems to conditions more in keeping with historic conditions. We’ll consider ecological limitations and desired conditions; implications of long term fire suppression, invasive species, and changing climate conditions; and how our objectives and perceptions influence potential management actions. This series is not about telling you what’s best, but rather to get us all thinking about how we can promote resiliency in the landscapes we collectively steward.

Each session includes approximately 60 minutes of web-based presentation, with additional time for group interaction. We’ll make use of Zoom Q&A and Chat features, and experiment with some open mic opportunities.

First and Third Wednesday evenings this winter and spring

  • 6:00 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec 7 and 21, 2022. Jan 4 and 18, Feb 1 and 15, Mar 1 and 15, and Apr 5, 2023.

Recordings of each presentation will be posted to the Class Resources page approximately two days after that presentation’s conclusion.

Cost: Free

Register once to participate in any or all of the sessions. Once registered you will receive information on how to connect through your personal computer, tablet, and/or smart phone.

Need Continuing Education Credits? Sessions will qualify for SAF credits as noted below. We’re working out details for AOL.

  • Society of American Foresters. 1.5 credit hours per session. Watch the session and note the meeting keyword. Complete this form and submit it to Jacob Putney.
  • Oregon Professional Logger (Associated Oregon Loggers). 1 credit hours per session. Email Jacob Putney following each session you attend and ask that he notify AOL of your participation.
  • International Society of Arboriculture. ISA encourages its members to submit this form, along with proof of attendance. Contact Jacob Putney to obtain proof of attendance.

Our Partners

This webinar series is brought to you by Oregon State University Extension Service, with the invaluable support of the My Blue Mountains Woodlands Partnership, the Klamath-Lake
Forest Health Partnership, American Forest Foundation, the Partnership for Forestry Education, and the South Fork John Day Watershed Council.

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