Sponsored by Forests Stewards Guild
Presented by Kerry Metlen, Forest Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy of Oregon
Severe wildfires threaten forests and communities of the northern Klamath Mountains. Historically these forests thrived with frequent, low-mixed severity fire. However, hotter, drier summers, a century of fire exclusion, and past destructive logging practices are increasing the likelihood of destructive fire. Insights from historical fire regimes and stand conditions have been integrated with contemporary evaluations of wildfire risk and habitat needs to inform the collaboratively derived Rogue Basin Cohesive Forest Restoration Strategy. Dr. Kerry Metlen, Forest Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy of Oregon, will share this approach to thinking about forest management from an integrated regional perspective in a Webinar open to all (recording will be available afterward).