Forest Ecology and Management 

The Forest Ecology and Management Webinar Series is jointly sponsored by NCTC and the Forest Ecology Working Group (FEWG).

The webinar series was created by the FEWG to increase the understanding and integration of forest ecology, applied science and habitat management principles across all levels, programs, and regions of the USFWS, and with partners. Webinars on forest ecology related science and management will be held on a bi-monthly basis.

Forest Ecology Working Group (FEWG):  The Forest Ecology Working Group was first established in spring 2016 with the purpose of providing a coordinated approach to influence work processes, increase staff competency and capacity, and increase the understanding and integration of forest ecology, applied science and habitat management principles across all levels, programs, and regions of the USFWS, and with partners.

If you are interested in more information about the Forest Ecology Working Group please contact the FEWG Chair, Jeff Horan at jeff_horan@fws.gov

Forest Ecology List Serve: This list is part of an effort to create a Fish and Wildlife Service “forest ecology community of practice” of knowledgeable and experienced personnel, from inside and outside the agency, who can share forest ecosystem expertise to benefit multidisciplinary projects and to build capacity for understanding forest ecosystems.

You can subscribe to this list serve by going to: https://www.fws.gov/lists/listinfo/forestecology

Once subscribed you can post to the list serve by sending an email message to: forestecology@lists.fws.gov


Forest Ecology and Management Webinar Descriptions

Emulating Forest Disturbance with Silviculture (00:56:44)

Presented by Brenda McComb, Oregon State University; Haven Barnhill, USFWS; Jeff Horan, USFWS.  Recorded Thursday, March 28, 2019.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has developed a Forest Ecology and Management course focused on advancing knowledge and skills for USFWS biologists, foresters and others who manage forests on refuges or partner lands to meet wildlife habitat needs and objectives. This webinar is an overview of the course which is designed to introduce biologists and others to the concepts of forest disturbance ecology, basic silvicultural approaches and the design of silvicultural prescriptions that will either emulate conditions more typical of natural disturbances or meet the needs for a particular set of species. The course covers field skills, stand exams, forest dynamics modeling, cruising, marking and harvesting. The course and presentation focus on using emulation of natural forest disturbances as a main thesis.