A conference, Science and the Northwest Forest Plan: Knowledge Gained Over a Decade, is scheduled for April 19-20 in Portland to examine what has been learned. The session will be held at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion Hotel on the River (formerly Doubletree Hotel).
Agency scientists and managers will describe advances in the state of knowledge over the last decade, develop an understanding of science information from the NWFP monitoring program status and trends report, and explore policy and management implications surrounding the science findings.
To register for the conference, contact the outreach education office at Oregon State University at 541-737-2329 or http://outreach.cof.orst.edu/nwforestplan/index.php
Copies of the draft monitoring reports can be found at http://www.reo.gov/monitoring/10yr-report/old-growth/final-report.html. The final reports will be published in fall 2005.
A field trip for journalists is scheduled for Thursday, April 21 at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. Field trip topics include the spotted owl, thinning in plantations, aquatic conservation strategies, and alternative landscape approaches as they relate to NWFP science. To register for the field trip please contact Sherri Richardson Dodge at email@example.com or 503-808-2137. To learn more about the experimental forest go to http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/exforests/hjandrews.shtml