On June 9, 2015, the U.S. Forest Service and federal agency partners will be hosting a public forum to share key findings of the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) 20-year monitoring reports. These reports provide an analysis of monitoring data gathered since 1994, with a focus on the last 5 years.
The day-long public forum will include a series of presentations on the reports’ key findings, followed by a panel session of report authors for question-and-answers. Please note that this is not a public listening session about forest plan revisions; rather, it is an opportunity to learn about recent findings from monitoring data collected under the NWFP. The public forum will be broadcast live via Webinar to allow for remote participation.
New information, including how to participate remotely via Webinar, will be posted online at www.reo.gov/save-the-date/.
Public Forum for Sharing Key Findings of the Northwest Forest Plan 20-Year Monitoring Reports
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pearson Air Hangar, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
1115 East 5th Street
Vancouver, Washington 98661
(The meeting space is located inside the historic site’s Pearson Air Museum and is adjacent to the main museum exhibit floor.)
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Overview
8:45 – 9:15 a.m. History of the Northwest Forest Plan and Monitoring – Michael Tehan, NOAA
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Key Findings from the 20-Year Monitoring Status and Trend Reports (1994-2013)
- Late- successional and old-growth forest trends – Tom Spies; Forest Service, PNW Research Station
- Watershed condition trends – Stephanie Miller, Forest Service Region 6
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Key Findings from the 20-Year Monitoring Reports (continued)
- Northern spotted owl population and habitat trends – Katie Dugger, U.S. Geological Survey and Ray Davis, Forest Service Region 6
- Marbled murrelet population and habitat trends – Gary Falxa, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (On your own; please bring a lunch, as no food is available nearby)
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Key Findings from the 20-Year Monitoring Status and Trend Reports (1994-2013)
- Socio-economic trends– Lis Grinspoon, Forest Service Region 6
- Effectiveness of Tribal-Federal relationship – Kirsten Vineyta and Kathy Lynn, University of Oregon
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Panel Q&A with Presenters
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks – Jerome Perez, OR/WA Bureau of Land Management State Director and Jim Peña, Forest Service Region 6, RIEC Chair
4:00 p.m. Adjourn