Workshop, tour focus on post-fire management

MT. VERNON – Three visiting researchers will speak at a workshop and field tour on post-fire management, sponsored by the Blue Mountains Forest Partners and the Northwest Fire Science Consortium.

The workshop will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at the Mt. Vernon Community Center, and will be followed by a field tour to the South Fork Fire area from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.

The events will review the current science surrounding snags on the landscape, post-fire habitat and woodpeckers, soil impacts, and management actions to enhance forest health after fires.

The workshop schedule includes:

  • 1 p.m. – Chris Dunn, a wildland fire researcher and post-doctoral scholar at Oregon State University.
  • 2 p.m. – Ari Cowan, a master’s student in forest ecosystems at OSU’s College of Forestry.
  • 3 p.m. – Vicki Saab, a research wildlife biologist with the Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station.
  • 4 p.m. – Discussion.

The workshop and field trip are free and open to the public.

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published:  June 10, 2015 4:17PM