Rogue Forests for the Future: Promoting Resilience for Climate Adaptation

The Southern Oregon Forest Restoration Collaborative and Southern Oregon Climate Action Now organized a workshop “Rogue Basin Forests for the Future: Climate Adaptation in Forest Restoration.” The workshop addressed forest management in relation to climate change concerns.  We briefly reviewed information from the recent Rogue Basin Cohesive Forest Restoration Strategy and recent Climate change trends and projections. The workshop focused on constructive dialogue regarding these topics. Information gathered from the workshop was used to develop an addendum to the Rogue Basin Cohesive Forest Restoration Strategy.

The Rogue Basin Cohesive Forest Restoration Strategy is now complete and includes new optimization outputs for three refined management strategies, along with performance indicators that have been developed over the course of the last year, and input from this workshop! For a quick review you can refer to the brief and poster .

For climate change trends and projections, please visit http://socan.info/forests-fire/ for a 2 page brief summary, and links to more extensive summaries. The Rogue Basin Action Plan for Resilient Forests and Watersheds (2013) is also recommended.  We also have webinars online regarding specific resource management areas and climate change, as well as this page for further climate change resources and information.

We hope to develop ways with you to better incorporate YOUR Values, Beliefs, and Suggestions!