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Foundations of Forest Wildlife Habitat Management – Habitat through Disturbance and Silviculture

July 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

To register free of charge, click on the date below for each event that you will be attending. All sessions are from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET.

Our guest lecturer is Dr. Brenda McComb, Dean Emerita, Oregon State University.

This is a 5-part focused lecture series and this event page will be updated as the dates pass. Each topic builds on the last, so attendance at all presentations is highly recommended, but not required.

The Forest Ecology Working Group and the US Fish and Wildlife Services National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) are pleased to offer this series to introduce fundamental principles of forest habitat management. This is a great opportunity to learn or revisit fundamental forest habitat management principles from a premier ecologist with more than 100 publication under her name.

Series Description:

  • Register for July 14 – Habitat Selection by Forest-Associated Species: Abiotic factors Lecture series overview and introduction to habitat, habitat selection, and abiotic elements influencing forests and habitat for selected species.
  • Register for July 28 – Saving all the Pieces: Forest structure and Composition Introduction of biotic factors affecting forests and forest composition and structure as habitat elements
  • Register for August 11 – Forest Disturbance and Stand Dynamics Forest development stages, successional pathways and characterization of forest disturbances, both background and human-caused, based on size, frequency and intensity, with a brief introduction of silviculture as one type of disturbance
  • Register for August 25 – Silviculture as a Forest Disturbance Introduction to even- and uneven-aged silvicultural systems and management practices used to regenerate and tend forests to provide desired habitat elements.
  • Register for September 15 – Habitat Considerations: Dead wood and Riparian Areas Additional forest management considerations for specific habitat components critical to certain wildlife species including riparian areas, dead wood, legacy trees and other unique features.

Series Objectives

1. Introduce concepts & theory and of wildlife habitat selection and application of forest management to provide habitat for selected species or conservation of biological diversity.

2. Help participants with forestry, wildlife, environmental sciences, fisheries and related backgrounds to find a common ground when approaching management of forests for multiple values.

3. Introduce approaches of managing forests to achieve desired conditions for selected species or conservation of biological diversity.

Contact John Ossanna with technical questions or if Closed Captioning is required: john_ossanna@fws.gov


July 14, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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