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Wildlife in Managed Forests: Practical Skills Workshop

March 14, 2013

Linn County Fair and Expo, Albany, OR

Thank you for joining us for the day of exploration of tough management issues facing forest landowners, wildlife biologists, foresters, and other natural resource managers. This workshop was designed to address a variety of important topics and provide participants with practical tools that can be implemented on various landscapes. Participants had an opportunity to interact with wildlife experts and discuss management issues at the breaks.


8:00 a.m. Registration/Networking

8:45-9:00 Overview and Welcome – Julie Woodward, OFRI and Adam May, Marys Peak SAF

Moderator: Fran Cafferata Coe,ORTWS/ORSAF Liaison

9:00-9:35  Wildlife Damage and Strategies for CopingJimmy Taylor, APHIS

9:35-10:10  Current Issues and Solutions in Coastal ForestsMark Gourley, Starker Forests, and Bob Gilman, Bob Gilman Forest Management

10:10-10:45 Networking Break

10:45-11:20  Getting the Best Bang for your BuckManaging for Wildlife in Mixed-Use ForestsJennifer Weikel, Oregon Department of Forestry

11:20-12:00  Fish Passage Law and Culverts: How Much Water is too Much? Jeff Light, Plum Creek

Noon–1:30 p.m. Lunch and Keynote: Impacts on Wildlife Resources Profession from Illegal Marijuana Cultivation—Mourad W. Gabriel, UC Davis

1:30-2:15  Managing Healthy Elk Herds in Forestland: A PacifiCorp Case StudyKendel Emmerson, PacifiCorp

2:15-2:50  Wildlife Response to Structural RetentionJake Verschuyl, NCASI

2:50-3:15 Networking Break

3:15-3:45 Tradeoffs between Intensive Forest Management, Plant Diversity, and Cervid Foraging: Herbicides and HerbivoresThomas Stokely, Oregon State University

3:45-4:45 The Management Planning Toolbox for Landowners—Expert panel led by Nicole Strong, OSU Extension

     Oregon Forest BioDiversity Explorer on Oregon LocatOR  - Jim Cathcart,    Oregon Department of Forestry

    AFF Standards of Sustainability - David Ford, American Tree Farm System

    New Tools for Forest Management Planning - Amy Grotta, OSU Extension Service website overview - Mike Cloughesy, OFRI

4:45–5:00 Wrap up and Closing— Fran Cafferata Coe