Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions

Foresters for the Birds, Pacific Northwest

During this kick-off event we will visit a small, private forest lot in Washington County and think about silviculture with birds in mind. We will introduce Foresters for the Birds concepts in a breezy outdoor setting and discuss the implementation of program ideas at small and large scales. This invitation is open to foresters, forest landowners, and forest managers, so please feel free to share.

This program makes it easy to manage your forested land with bird habitat in mind, to keep common birds common through straightforward stewardship concepts and bird biology. The Pacific Northwest (PNW) program specifically focuses on common migratory songbirds of the PNW, west of the Cascades, that are associated with varying PNW forest habitats. We will be joined by ornithologist Gregor Yanega, who is coordinating the Guild’s Forestry for Birds in the PNW and Eric Jacobs, Stewardship Forester for the Oregon Department of Forestry, Forest Grove District.

We will be following required COVID rules for Washington County which is subject to change. You are welcome to wear a mask for your own safety and comfort at any time.

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Agenda outline:
7:00 am – Arrival & Check-In (Coffee & Snacks)
7:15 am – Introductions
7:45 am – Tour
9:15 am – Break (Coffee & Snacks)
9:30 am – Discussion & Conclusion
10:00 am – End of Event

Event date: 
Friday, July 9, 2021 - 07:00 to 10:00