Northwest Innovative Forestry Summit Day 1: Forged in Flame: Forests, People and Prescribed Fire


This Summit is a venue for regional learning, exchange, and ongoing cooperation to implement ecological forest management strategies. The Summit’s programs will focus on sustainable, forest-related innovation – past, present, and future.

Organizers: The Forest Stewards Guild, Northwest Natural Resource Group, Oregon State University, and University of Washington.

Day 1 theme:

Fire, in many forms, has always powerfully shaped Northwest forests. For millennia, humans have proactively used fire to achieve desired outcomes. All across our region, people continue to make innovative use of prescribed fire with a focus on cooperation, continuous learning and improvement. We’ll explore this exciting and challenging work by focusing on three unique approaches to innovation from across our diverse region.

Presentations (three 15 min presentations + 5 min Q&A):

  • Klamath River Indigenous Burning Network (Rick O’Rourke, Fire Coordinator, Yurok)
  • Oak and Fire (Colby Drake; Interim Natural Resource Director, Grand Ronde Tribe)
  • Yakama Nation (Phil Rigdon; DNR Deputy Director, Yakama Nation)

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Mar 30, 2021 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm