The History and Possible Futures Silviculture in the Douglas-fir Region: Reactive VS Proactive

Thursday, March 12, 2015
3:30 pm
107 Richardson Hall

Past and possible future scenarios of Douglas-fir Silviculture will be described in the context of the scientific, social, economic, ownership, and political forces that have and will shape them. Forestry in the Pacific Northwest will be faced with a potentially expanding global interest in wood products, the climate change concerns, a recognition that forests are dynamic, and a need for invigorating rural communities. The forestry community might react to these changes with one suite of silvicultural practices—or it could chart a creative, proactive course of action that would shape these changes. The proactive course of action would enable other silvicultural practices to be viable that will benefit society, the environment, and the economy.