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Perspectives On Alternate Approaches To Forest Management

Recorded on: March 27th, 2015

Air Date: March 30th, 2015

Many Oregon forest managers seek to balance long-term economic value with a conservation ethic. With the ecology in mind, speakers from two consulting companies based in Oregon will focus on timber harvesting and management of forestlands as small as 10 acres and as large as 10,000 acres. The speakers will also discuss Siuslaw National Forest projects that conduct logging within a framework of ecosystem restoration.

The 2015 Oregon legislature has responded to media coverage of poisoning incidents attributed to pesticide drift in rural communities. Many of those communities grew from timber harvesting. Now, growing numbers of residents have appealed to their legislators, asking to keep timber jobs without using aerial sprays. The speakers will discuss whether it is possible to develop a paradigm that can achieve both goals.

Marc Barnes is founder, owner, and president of Integrated Resource Management. His extensive forestry experience includes more than two decades of positions in industry, academia, and consulting firms. Since 1994, his firm has employed experts in forestry, forest engineering, silviculture, and ecology. His bachelor’s degree is in environmental science and history, and his Master of Forestry is from the University of Washington. He is a certified forester of the Society of American Foresters and a member of the California Licensed Foresters Association. His firm has conducted numerous large-scale forest inventory projects for state and federal governments, and many smaller forest management planning projects for non-industrial forestland owners.

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