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Pacific Northwest Forest 100 Year Plan in Trouble

PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOREST HEALTH "100 YEAR PLAN"

 

Oregon Old Growth
Oregon Old Growth, OSU College of Forestry.
What needs to be saved: Old Growth Forest. OSU College of Forestry.

 

Human Growth Drives Climate & Weather Changing Too Quickly for Ecosystems

NW Forest Plan 25 Years Later: Wildfire Losses Up, Bird Populations Down,
Oregon State University, February 4, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

100 Year Plan
“Twenty-five years into a 100-year federal strategy to protect older forests in the Pacific Northwest, forest losses to wildfire are up and declines in bird populations have not been reversed.”

Old Forests
“...importance of continuing to prioritize the safeguarding of older forests...forests characterized by a complex structure that includes multiple canopy layers, large trees, downed wood and snags.”

Old Trees require Long Plan
"Douglas-fir can live to be more than 800 years old and grow to be more than 100 meters tall, so it shouldn't be surprising that it is hard to 'restore' this forest type, and that any plan to do so will take a long time.”

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Forest News: Moving West in Response to Climate Change

FOREST NEWS

Forests Responding to Multiplex of Changes

Trees travelling west: How climate is changing our forests,
Ecological Society of America, August 1, 2018.

“...studies on the impacts of global temperature rise have suggested that the range of trees will migrate poleward and upward.”

“...different combinations of changes in temperature and precipitation can result in different impacts, and different species can have different responses.”

"...found that 73 percent of tree species have experienced a westward shift while 62 percent have experienced a poleward shift. It appears that the shifts are largely associated with changes in moisture availability."

“The results suggest that changes in moisture availability have stronger near-term impacts on forest dynamics than do changes in temperature.”

 

Note

I’ve been watching the predominant direction from which our seasonal precipitation comes shifting from the Northwest to the Southwest over the past forty years.

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ANOTHER DANGER to BACKPACKERS & to OUR FORESTS

 UPDATED
October 4, 2017

 

 

ORIGINAL REPORT
September 29

ANOTHER DANGER to BACKPACKERS & to THE FORESTS

Vast Industrial Operations
Illegal with Illegals

Marijuana growing in state’s national forests,
Mountain Democrat, September 29, 2017.

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