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We Know We Need It, How Do We Get It

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We Know We Need It, How Do We Get It

  1. 1. Early Seral Forest: we know we need it, how do we get it? April 28, 2010
  2. 2. The world view of forestry…
  3. 3. A shift in focus…
  4. 4. The “Emperor Has No Clothes Award” …presented to you and me for our lack of recognition of a biodiversity rich natural habitat type…
  5. 5. Early seral forest = truly a rich community! Just listen!
  6. 7. Challenges : Marketing…
  7. 8. … a condition created from “ catastrophe ”…
  8. 9. Early seral born from forests being: <ul><li>Burned down </li></ul>
  9. 10. Early seral born from forests being: <ul><li>Cut Down </li></ul>
  10. 11. Early seral born from forests being: <ul><li>Blown Down </li></ul>
  11. 12. Early seral born from forests being: <ul><li>Really “Blown” down </li></ul>
  12. 13. Early seral born from forests being: <ul><li>Pushed Down by Floods </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>How do you convince a skeptical public of the value of an area created from “disturbance?” </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>S ometimes H igh I ntensity T rauma </li></ul><ul><li>Happens </li></ul><ul><li>L.M. Reid </li></ul>
  15. 16. Need to highlight the consequences…
  16. 17. That’s why we’re here. C onsiderations for today : <ul><li>What natural processes historically resulted in early seral forest? </li></ul><ul><li>Who lives there and why? </li></ul><ul><li>How much do we need and where? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it in trouble? </li></ul><ul><li>Can it be silviculturally derived? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it okay in riparian areas? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this just a pacific northwest issue? </li></ul><ul><li>What do we say to skeptics? </li></ul><ul><li>Where to from here? </li></ul>
  17. 18. Perhaps early seral forest has a “face” that only mother nature could love…
  18. 19. “ We are beginning to understand the natural world and are gaining a reverence for life - all life. “ Roger Tory Peterson

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