From Theory to Practice: Landscape-Level Restoration Principles to Implementing Priority Work on the Ground
Objectives: Demonstrate and discuss methods for expanding project planning from stand- to landscape-based planning in the face of climate change. Drawing from the recent publication, Restoring fire-prone Inland Pacific landscapes: seven core principles, share examples from planning efforts in multi-jurisdictional, fire-prone, mixed-conifer forests in the Northern Rockies. Discuss, capture, and disseminate successes and challenges encountered during landscape-based project planning.
During this workshop, participants learned about projects that incorporate the seven principles. Recognizing that we have a lot of experience with landscape assessments, we challenged participants to consider the following: How can we move from the assessment phase to managing at landscape scales? How can we be successful in this paradigm shift? Where are the challenges?
- Landscape Conservation Design in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Rob Campellone, USFWS)
- Introduction to the Seven Principles (Paul Hessburg, Pacific Northwest Research Station)
- Photo Interpretation for Landscape Planning (Bill Gaines (Washington Conservation Science Institute)
- Landscape Evaluation Approaches-Mission Project on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (Derek Churchill, University of Washington)
- LiDAR (Derek Churchill, University of Washington)
- Challenges of Integrating Climate Change into Forest Planning at Multiple Scales from NRAP to Landscape FRV (Bob Keane, Fire Sciences Laboratory, USFS)
- Incorporating Terrestrial Biodiversity into Landscape Planning (Bill Gaines, Washington Conservation Science Institute)
- Stepping Down from Forest Plans to Landscape-Level Project Planning (Timory Peel, Northern Region, USFS)
- Blackfoot-Swan Landscape Restoration Project (BSLRP Project Team)
This workshop was sponsored and organized by the following partners:
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