8 results for author: SOFRC

“Forest, Farm and Water” Outreach

  The Collaborative has created a plan to engage natural resource and farm based interests to advance support for its regional forest restoration strategy. This includes outreach to groups, organizations, interests and individuals with a primary interest in forest, farm and/or water issues. At the state level, presentations have also been made to the Oregon Governorʼs Office and Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. The Collaborative also been involved with the Governorʼs Federal Forest Advisory Committee through participation in meetings, networking and information sharing and outreach to state legislators in support of pending state sponso...

Dry Forest Restoration Technical Team

Convened by the Collaborativeʼs Executive Director,George McKinley, this multiparty team has worked tirelessly to refine and expand the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and Southern Oregon Forest Restoration Collaborative 2011 Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) proposal into a broader, more detailed, widely vetted and spatially explicit forest restoration strategy for the Rogue Basin. The strategy was recently submitted as a set of recommendations to the Oregon Bureau of Land Management Interdisciplinary (ID) Team for revised Western Oregon Resource Management Plans and a series of sessions with staff of Senator Wyden ...

The Ashland Forest Resiliency Project

George McKinley serves on the Implementation Review Team for the Ashland Forest Resiliency Project, a ten-year cooperative stewardship project of the Rogue-Siskiyou USFS, City of Ashland, Lomakatsi Restoration Project and The Nature Conservancy focused on fuels reduction and forest health treatments on 7,600 acres in the Ashland watershed. The IRT provides technical advice to the cooperators implementation and consistency with the project goals and design. For more information on the AFR project see their website: http://ashland.or.us/Sectionindex.asp?SectionID=503

Climate Change and Our Forests

Convened by Gwyn Myer, the Collaborativeʼs Project Coordinator, and Ken Wearstler, Silviculturist and Climate Adaptation Coordinator for the Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest, this project is part of the Climate Solutions University (CSU) Climate Adaptation Planning and Implementation Program. Aimed at informing future forest planning and fulfilling agency adaptation planning requirements, this project has engaged a broad spectrum of regional natural resource and economic interests, The result is a localized, actionable climate adaptation plan that the community can support and implement in the coming years. The outcome will be a commun...

People and Ecosystems of the Rogue Basin

The Rogue Basin is a diverse ecological, social and political landscape of importance to a wide range of stakeholders. The Southern Oregon Forest Restoration Collaborative has partnered with several organizations, such as Defenders of Wildlife, The Institute for Natural Resources, The Pacific Northwest Forest Service Research Station, The Freshwater Trust, ECONorthwest, and others in an effort to gather broad information relevant to land management on the ecological values, economic values, and social values of nature in the Rogue Basin. In July, 2014, a workshop was held at the Interagency Office in Medford, Oregon. Communities, non-governmen...

The Middle Applegate Pilot Project

Gwyn Myer is Project Coordinator for the Collaborativeʼs Multiparty Monitoring Team. The diverse team of community and agency partners has been convened to monitor implementation of the Medford District Secretarial Pilot Project, a demonstration of the restoration principles of Franklin and Johnson across some 4,000 acres of the Middle Applegate Watershed. Public meetings, field tours as well as forest-based and wildlife monitoring are key ingredients of this project. For more information on the Multiparty Monitoring Initiative click here For a summary of results one year post monitoring of Pilot Joe click here For a full report of one year ...

Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

The Collaborative was recently selected as a pilot “hub” of the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network. The purpose is to share learning, innovation and integration across the three goals of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy - resilient landscapes, fire adapted communities, and wildfire response - by working with partners to facilitate regional adoption, innovation and diffusion of best practices associated with FAC programs. The network will also provide a feedback loop to federal leaders to more efficiently and effectively support fire adapted communities.

Illinois Valley Timber Sustainability Assessment

The collaborative has released its timber supply assessment for the Illinois Valley. This public report can inform decisions related to new mill investment and management opportunities for federal managers. As a result of this assessment and collaboration with the governor's office and EcoTrust, the Rough & Ready Mill has reopened. To learn more check out this article from Oregon Business. Download the Illinois Valley Timber Sustainability Assessment Report here.